Proposed 36th & Meridian Community Park
In 2005, the City purchased an 18-acre parcel of land on the northeast corner of 36th & Meridian from the Puyallup School District. An Ad-Hoc Committee was then formed, working with a consultant in the pre-development phase to gather citizen input through public meetings and workshops. This process resulted in a conceptual design including several desired amenities: a baseball field, basketball court, two tennis courts, a soccer field, restrooms, picnic areas, a tot lot and playground, water feature "splash park", a small amphitheater, and ample parking. The City Council accepted the 36th and Meridian Park Master Plan in 2007. A bond measure to fund construction of the park was placed on the August 19, 2008 ballot, but it did not pass.
After several years on hold, the City Council authorized further design work in 2015, and a "30% Design" Concept Sketch for Phase One was developed to support an application for two RCO grants in June 2016. As shown in the RCO Grant Application Presentation, this design included a shelter, parking lot, play equipment and picnic facilities. This project was selected for the two RCO grants in late 2018, and as a result Council authorized a contract with the Berger Partnership to complete the Phase One Park Design.
Following several months of design effort and coordinaton with environmental consultants, applications for construction permits were submitted to City Staff for review on March 25, 2020. A SEPA Environmental Decision was issued June 16, 2020, the Design Review decision was issued July 7, 2020, and construction bid solicitation was advertised July 24, 2020. A PDF of the latest Design Plan Set can be viewed here (88MB).
While the project timeline has been somewhat impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain optomistic for a groundbreaking in late Summer / early Fall 2020!
Please stay tuned to this web page for more information as we move forward in the process!