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Please stay Safe!

Some Federal Way Parks are open During Covid -19, some Restrooms, Playgrounds and Picnic Shelters are Closed during this Health Emergency. Please enjoy the park and help stop the spread of the virus by following the rules.

  • Some parks are open
  • Some Amenities are closed —This means that playgrounds, restrooms, picnic shelters and other amenities at the parks are potentially not available.
  • Trails may be used while at the parks
  • Physical distancing is required. Keep six feet between individuals outside your immediate household. At trailheads, on trails, and parks, practice extra care.
  • Practice social distancing trail etiquette. Give way to others on narrow trails to allow for ample social distancing.
  • Pack out what you pack in. Take any garbage with you, including disposable gloves and masks.
  • Wear a mask if it is not possible to physically distance yourself from others.
  • Gatherings are not permitted. Only members of the same household may travel and recreate together. Only members of the same household should travel in cars
  • Federal Way Parks information sheet (pdf)
Parks Deparment & 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

Rob Ettinger
Dumas Bay Centre Manager

Cody Geddes
Recreation Manager

Jason Gerwen
Park & Facilities Manager

John Hutton
Parks Director