In following the Governor’s Safe Start Plan, playground and courts remained closed, but the parks themselves are open for individual activity.
Our Parks Department will be doing minimal maintenance on the parks, working alone and always practicing social distancing, in order to ensure the parks will be in good condition for use this summer.
Sumner’s Parks & Amenities
Bill Heath Sports Complex
Remains fully closed although teams may reserve the baseball field with proper social distancing measures.
This complex, built by Sumner Rotary and over 1800 contributors, offers a wide range of sports. Spike a volleyball, dunk a basketball, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle full of activity.
Amenities: Sk8 Park, baseball field, two youth baseball fields, two soccer fields, two volleyball courts, jogging trail, concession stand, restrooms, children’s play area, picnic tables, benches
Reserving Baseball Field: The City has partnered with E|L1 to manage scheduling of the baseball field, following all guidelines of the Safe Start plan. If you are interested in scheduling a field, please contact them at (253) 301-0491 or via www.el1sports.com to check the schedule/answer questions. You will also need to fill out a Facility Use Agreement (pdf) and return completed form to email@example.com before your use can be scheduled.
Park’s History: Dedicated in 1998, the Complex was a ten-year community effort, spearheaded by Bill Heath, that included the donation of time, money and materials from generous businesses, civic groups and people in Dieringer, Lake Tapps, South Prairie, Sumner and Bonney Lake.
Location: Located at Washington St. and Graham Ave.
Mapping address: 5604 Graham Ave, Sumner, WA 98390
Reuben A. Knoblauch Heritage Park
Gazebo closed; rest open
This half acre downtown park has become a focal point for many community and family activities, including concerts, family gatherings, stage performances, community festivals, and much more!
Amenities: gazebo, benches, tables, chess/checkers tables (game pieces not included), grassy areas, heritage tiles & pavers
Park’s History: Heritage Park was designed and constructed in 1995-96 with materials and labor donated by local individuals, families, and businesses. The late Senator Knoblauch, who served in the Washington State Legislature for 30 years before retiring in 1977, began the project by contributing to purchase the land and other materials.
Location: in historic downtown Sumner at the corner of Main Street, Kincaid Avenue and Cherry Avenue
Mapping Address: 914 Kincaid Ave, Sumner, WA 98390
Playground closed for renovation; court closed, open for household picnics & walks.
Sumner’s oldest park is a popular place for picnics, featuring the most and largest trees of all the Sumner parks.
Amenities: picnic tables, basketball court, horseshoe pits, sports field NOTE: The playground will be under construction to bring you a new, inclusive playground. Details here.
Park’s History: The land was once planted with hops as part of the 160 acres farmed by L. F. Thompson. The park was donated to the City shortly after the disaster of the hops industry, the aphid disease of 1892-1893. Around 1914, the City installed sewers and paved the main streets around the park, and the Women’s Civic Club of Sumner was organized, activity plans were made and the park became a reality.
Location: at the corner of Park St. and Sumner Avenue
Mapping Address: 1300 Park Street, Sumner, WA 98390
Rainier View Park
Playground, shelter and court closed; rest open for household picnics and walks.
The newest addition to the Sumner parks system offers fun, unique area with mosaic artwork, stunning views of Mount Rainier, and lots of fun amenities.
Amenities: grassy areas and rolling hill, barbecues, children’s climbing wall, entry plaza with mosiac “furniture,” picnic shelter
Park’s History: The final design represents the best ideas represented by over 200 participants in an extensive public process that included several design charrettes with Maple Lawn elementary school students, the Senior Center, the Community Summit, and local residents surrounding the park.
Location: At the corner of Parker Rd. and Meade-McCumber Rd.
Mapping address: 15603 Meade McCumber Road, Sumner, WA 98390
House museum closed; grounds open for household picnics and walks
The Ryan family donated their historic house to the City of Sumner to be used by all. While the house itself is home to the Sumner Historical Society, the grounds offer beautiful gardens and lawn for you to enjoy a moment watching Sumner go by on Main Street.
Amenities: grassy areas, gardens, shade trees, benches, water fountain, historic home tour (when available)
Park’s History: The east wing of the house was the original 1860s Kincaid/Seaman cabin. George Ryan enlarged the house in 1875 and 1885. Ryan grew hops, rhubarb and other crops in what used to be the farm around the house. The family donated the house and grounds to Sumner in 1926.
Location: 1228 Main Street
Playground closed; rest open for household picnics and walks
This park serves the neighborhoods that are north of Sumner’s Main Street. With options for basketball, soccer, and picnics as well as playground equipment, this park is a great spot for locals to gather outdoors.
Amenities: soccer, picnic area
Park’s History: Seibenthaler Park was established in 1945 to serve the north side of town. Built at a cost of $6000, it was named for a local Boy Scout leader.
Location: At the corner of Bonney Ave. and 16th St.
Mapping address: 1602 Bonney Ave, Sumner, WA 98390
SK8 Park – remains closed
Click here for more information about the Sk8 Park amenities and to view the online camera.
- Want to explore the future of Sumner’s parks? Take a look at our Parks & Trails Plan.
- Interested in the accessibility of Sumner’s parks? Take a look at our ADA Transition Plan.
- Want to hold an event in a park? Take a look at the rules for hosting a special event.