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.
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!
10 minutes away is Lake Spanaway Golf Course borders the lake. From the red tees at just over 5,600 yards to the tips at 7014, it is a classic course that appeals to the novice player but also challenges the best players in the region. Lake Spanaway is truly a wonderful golf experience with its Old growth Douglas firs, well placed bunkers and large greens. For winter play, Lake Spanaway has a reputation as one of the driest most playable public courses in the area.
What was once a military academy in 1923, is now the historical site from preserving American artifacts. At the LeMay Museum at Marymount you’ll find that this collection includes over 1,500 vintage vehicles, a variety of Americana and memorabilia like dolls, toys, antiques, farm equipment, vintage radios, a Rodin Sculpture Garden and so much more.
Less than a minute away you’ll find a shopping center that has the most delicious local eats, the Country Rose Cafe. This family-friendly diner serves breakfast like plate size buttermilk pancakes, deli-style sandwiches, burgers with thick cut fries, and desserts. This restaurant is located in the same shopping center along with Safeway, Starbucks, LA Fitness, a nail salon and a variety of fast food options.