On those rainy days, take it indoors to the Sprinker Recreation Center - for ice skating, hokey, tennis, racquetball, pickleball, ping pong, basketball, softball & baseball, and skateboarding - there’s something here for everyone!
At just a 6 miles away, you’ll find many eateries to quench your palette with - If you enjoy delicious, home cooked style barbeque, then you must try Warthog BBQ Pit. They have the most tasty slow cooked meats, perfect sides, desserts and sweet tea you’ve ever had! Get your standard teriyaki fare and more at Uni Teriyaki. Looking for a pizza hangout with create-your-own options, Italian fare & craft beers until late - then head to Farrelli’s Pizza. Get your roll on at Trapper’s Sushi Japanese inspired restaurant featuring Asian Fusion sushi rolls, Nigiri, & all-you-can-eat Sushi. Daily happy hour, lunch, & dinner specials. There are two Mexican dining options, Reyna’s Amazing Mexican Restaurant and M & J’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar. For a special evening, try Marzano’s, a local favorite for Italian. For lunch (or happy hour!) head up the street to 208 Garfield a local beer/wine bar with a great menu.
No matter what the season is, you’ll enjoy the smooth and fast rolling greens paired with some of the driest quality turf conditions in the Northwest, help make The Classic Golf Club an enjoyable course and just 4 miles away!
Spend a couple of hours at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The tram is currently closed for tours, but they’re offering a Wild Drive, where you get to go through the park in the comfort of your own vehicle. Here you can experience seeing moose eating grass out of the lake, newborn bison calf, herds of Roosevelt elk and mountain goats roaming the free area. Reservations do need to be made for this tour as space if limited. Or enjoy the Wild Walk Experience - Laugh as Hawthorne and Huckleberry, two young orphaned grizzly bears splash and play in their pool, listen as the high pitched whistle of the eagles draws you closer and if you’re quiet and still, you may get a glimpse of the gray wolf masterfully sneaking through the brush. There are over 40 species of native Northwest animals who call this park their home.
If you’re looking for adventures beyond your own backyard, Spanaway Lake is open year round and offers a good harvest opportunity for stocked rainbow trout. Spanaway Lake has some of the best fishing for rock bass in the area. The 135-acre park along beautiful Spanaway Lake is extremely popular with many year-round activities. Visitors to the park can explore a multitude of aquatic recreation opportunities, including two swimming beaches (no lifeguards), a boat launch, and a fishing pier. If you’d rather stay dry, there’s a new picnic area by the south swimming beach, ADA playground equipment with a seating plaza for parents and a new three mile trail system by Little Spanaway Lake.