Spring Story Walk

Special Events

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.

Spring Events

RECtivity Kits!

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

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

Register Here

Teen Dodgeball

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!

Register Here

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)

Register Here

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.

Register Here

Amazing Race

Amazing Race!

Does your family have what it takes to win the first PenMet Parks Amazing Race?!

Register Here!

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!

Summer Events

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!

Fall Events

Scarecrow Festival

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.