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Please stay Safe!

All Federal Way Parks are open. Please enjoy the park safely.

  • Park restrooms are open and will receive regular servicing, but we cannot guarantee levels of cleanliness or supplies. Restroom surfaces may harbor the COVID-19 virus.  
  • Most park restrooms do not have warm running water or hand sanitizer available. Clean your hands and avoid touching your face after using a public restroom.  
  • Plan to be self-sufficient by bringing your own mask or other personal protective equipment, method to clean your hands (water, soap, hand sanitizer, or disinfectant wipes), and toilet paper when you plan an outing to the park.
  • At this time we are not conducting any park volunteer events
Parks Department & Recreation Division

The City of Federal Way Parks Department is managed by the Administrative Division and is organized into six additional divisions:

  • The Recreation Division plans and implements a wide variety of recreation, community center, athletic and cultural programs, services and special events.

  • The Federal Way Community Center features three gyms, two pools, fitness area, climbing wall, senior lounge, sauna / steam rooms, classroom space, and community rooms for rental use. The facility also serves as a location for many general recreation classes and some community events.

  • The Dumas Bay Centre offers overnight and day use accommodations for business and retreats as well as rentals for events such as weddings. There is also a 12-acre passive-use park and beach.

  • The Knutzen Family Theatre offers performance space for local artists and art organizations.

  • The Park Maintenance and Operations Division maintains six community parks, 23 neighborhood parks, and six major facilities. The city also maintains 23 undeveloped open spaces and three trail systems for use by its citizens, defining a park system that exceeds 1,000 acres. This division is also responsible for facility maintenance and operations.




Federal Way Community Center

Dumas Bay Centre

Parks Administration

Parks Picnic / Field Rental Reservations

Mary Jaenicke
Administrative Assistant

Leif Ellsworth
Community Center Manager

David Clemons
Dumas Bay Manager

Cody Geddes
Recreation Manager

Jason Gerwen
Park & Facilities Manager

John Hutton
Parks Director