PenMet Parks provides special events that promote community awareness, social opportunities, and pride in local heritage, parks and community. Bringing our community together through events of all shapes and sizes, our team is committed to a memorable experience for all.
We are working hard to plan for your 2021 events season. Whether you are looking for take-home kits and activities or participating in one of our COVID-19 safe events, we have something for everyone.
Please check this page frequently for updates on our special events. View a calendar of events and happenings.
For more information on how you can get involved or attend, contact KDarling@penmetparks.org or (253) 649-0350.
Enjoy themed activities in your home with our RECtivity Kits. Each kit includes 8-10 crafts, experiments, games, and/or snacks. The kits are geared for kids aged 5-12. All supplies included except for glue, scissors, and tape.
Fee: $20 • Register Here
Story Walk: The Big Umbrella
Start at the main trail behind the playground at Sehmel Homestead Park. Walk along the trail enjoying nature and reading a children’s book on this self-guided story walk.
The featured book is “The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates.
This story walk is in partnership with the Pierce County Library System – Gig Harbor Branch.
PenMet Pop-up: Forest Meditation
We have partnered with Maitri Movement and Massage to offer a new nature pop-up: forest meditation. Forest mediation, also known as forest bathing, is a great way to enhance your health and happiness. Spending time in the forest can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and strengthen your immune system. Join Saralynn Etta, owner of Maitri Movement and Massage, as she teaches us how to meditate in the forest and connect to nature.
Free • April 18th 9:30– 10:30a • Register Here
Roblox Spring Workshop
Join us for a Roblox Spring Workshop with Snapology!
Saturday, April 17th • 4 to 8pm • Rosedale Hall
Teen Dodgeball Tournament
Friday, April 23rd • 7:30 – 9:30p • Sehmel Homestead Park Turf • FREE
Grab your friends, your best sneakers and get ready to battle it out in our Teen Dodgeball Tournament! There will be a food truck, music and other field games to enjoy. Winning team will receive a prize basket!
Summer Camp Fair
Saturday, April 24th • 10a – 2p • Sehmel Homestead Park Pavilion • FREE
We will have booths promoting our summer programs with activities. We will have staff there to help register and answer questions!
Mother Son Date Night
May 14th & 15th • Community Recreation Center
You are invited to our Mother Son Date Night. Enjoy superhero themed mini golf, games and crafts, a photo station, and refreshments.
$12/person (both moms and sons need to register)
Teen Movie Night
Friday, May 28th • 7:30pm • Sehmel Homestead Park • FREE
Grab your friends, bring a blanket, and have fun watching Wonder Woman 1984 in the Sehmel Homestead Park Amphitheater. There will be lawn games, food trucks, and a photo station to enjoy before the movie starts.
Gates open at 8:00pm. Movie begins at dusk.
Does your family have what it takes to win the first PenMet Parks Amazing Race?!
Race around town solving clues, completing physical challenges, and working through brain teasers. Each participant will receive a long sleeve shirt and a medal for participating. The winning team will be awarded a basket with local goodies!
Party in the Park
Kick-off the start of summer with tasty food trucks, local beverages, and bands!
Be sure to check out our Root Beer Float Garden – Proceeds will support the Park District’s Teen Advisory Committee!
The Scarecrow Festival features a community Scarecrow Competition with entries created by local businesses, community groups, and families. This festival is an autumn celebration with live entertainment and music, farm animals, hayrides, camel & pony rides, carnival games, food, and fair treat vendors.
Groups compete for cash prizes for best of show and people’s choice.
Admission to the festival is FREE; some activities include a small fee and suggested $2/child donation.
The events listed are subject to cancelation or change due to COVID-19 or weather conditions.