Get outdoors at Fort Steilacoom Playground featuring 340 acres, with an expansive trail system, baseball, softball and soccer fields, state-of-the-art playground, off-leash dog park, two picnic shelters and year round restrooms.
Another little outdoor adventure that’s 7 minutes away is Farrell’s Marsh Wildlife Area. It’s heavily wooded, with many trails and has 3,500 feet of fresh-water shoreline, has 3 viewpoints and trail goers have often spotted blue herons on their hike. Get coffee, desserts and ice cream at the Berry Dock Ice Cream Shop. Find comfort food inside of the historic Bair Drug & Hardwood Store at The Bair Bistro, which also has a 1908 soda fountain. The Steilacoom Pub and Grill is the place to go to get your growlers filled up! In the summers at Pioneer Park you can enjoy the outdoors concert series - featuring everything from Jazz, Latin, Motown, Big Band, Country and a little bit of Rock and Roll.
Just 4 miles southwest you can find the Lakewood Towne Center for shopping, dining and entertainment - Safeway, Barnes & Noble, PetSmart, Office Depot, Pier 1 Imports, Famous Footwear, Cold Stone Creamery, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael’s, Target, AMC Lakewood Theater, 24 Fitness, Panera and more!
Less than 2 miles away is the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. They were ranked No. 2 in Washington on a 2017 list of the top 35 two-year colleges in the nation that produce the highest paid workers. And was awarded the Aspen Prize Top 5 Community College in the nation in 2019 for dramatically improving student outcomes.