Our parks are enjoyed by a lot of people. Please review and follow our park rules for your safety and the enjoyment of all.
In addition, please follow all current guidelines from the State and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department regarding use and gathering in a park during the coronavirus pandemic.
About Parks Restrooms: Due to a recent rise in illegal activity, including vandalism and drug use within our public restrooms, we have made the difficult decision to remove all portable restrooms from our parks. Public restrooms remain available every day from 11 am to 5 pm downtown at the corner of Main Street and Ryan Avenue and at the Sumner Link Trailhead located at the end of State Street.
We realize this choice is far from ideal, and we hope it is only temporary. However, your safety is our priority, and no one should experience the conditions our staff was finding daily in these facilities. We will spare you the photos here. Thank you for your patience as we evaluate our options.
Sumner’s Parks & Amenities
Bill Heath Sports Complex
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, basketball court, tennis courts, jogging trail, concession stand, children’s play area, picnic tables, benches
Reserving Baseball Field: The City has partnered with E|L1 to manage scheduling of the baseball field. 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
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
Sumner’s oldest park is a popular place for picnics, featuring the most and largest trees of all the Sumner parks.
Amenities: playground area, picnic tables, basketball court, horseshoe pits, sports field
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
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, basketball court, children’s climbing wall, playground, entry plaza with mosaic “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
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
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: basketball, soccer, picnic area, kids play 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
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.