Parks & Facilities

The Parks & Facilities division is charged with the planning, development, and maintenance of Pullman’s parks and green-spaces. This includes maintaining and monitoring general upkeep of 21 parks and numerous green spaces (Well 7, Cougar Plaza, Pine Street Mall, etc.). We also upkeep the city's three cemeteries, maintain city street trees and the Pullman RV park. The Parks & Facilities division takes care of weed control along all the city trail and pathways system, as well as all maintenance and repairs required by city facilities. We strive to have solid working relationship with the community on compliance of city ordinances with regard to solid waste, nuisance, weed control, and diseased trees.

Kruegel Park playground fall of 2019

You will also see the Parks & Facilities crews working community events like the 4th of July celebration and Lentil Fest. The department is also charged with the downtown lighting displays during the holiday season and works with local Avista crews to brighten up the night by placing the snowflake lights on all the light poles throughout the city.

The Parks & Facilities division works diligently to keep all of Pullman's parks and green-spaces in excellent condition for the public's enjoyment. We encourage and appreciate observations of our efforts as well as observations of how we can improve with regards to development and maintenance of Pullman's parks, facilities and green-spaces. For more information or questions call our office at (509) 338-3227, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00PM.

Reservable Parks & Shelters

Reserve a Park Shelter for your next outdoor gathering of family and friends at one of these parks: Kruegel, McGee, Reaney, Sunnyside, and Terre View.  The shelter and the surrounding area can be reserved in 4-hour time blocks for $30 per time block. Lawson Gardens, Pullman's premiere wedding venue, can also be reserved for your special day. Go online and book your date by clicking here for our online reservation option or call (509) 338-3227.

Kruegel Park

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705 SE Dilke St (7.95 acres) Originally donated to the city in 1903 by William C. Kruegel, the park has a lovely grove of shade trees that border the spacious picnic shelter and BBQ area. Overlooking one tennis court and two Pickleball courts is an expansive playground which includes swings, slides, and climbing equipment. A small football field, little league baseball diamond, soccer field, volleyball standards and restrooms complete the facilities available at this lovely park. 

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Icon PencilYou may reserve a park shelter by clicking here or call us at (509) 338-3227.

Lawson Gardens

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705 SE Derby St (13 acres) In 1985 Gerald Lawson, a local farmer, donated the land and development funds for this beautiful formal garden complex. The garden was dedicated in 1987 to the memory of his first wife, Alice. Oriented around a large reflecting pool and gazebo, seasonal plantings of colorful annuals accent the walkways and grassy area. In 1990 the Pullman Rotary Club donated funds for development of a circular rose garden which was planted in 1991-92 with 600 assorted rose bushes. The Perennial Garden was planted along the east side of the garden in 1991 and provides unique and colorful displays year round.

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Icon Pencil  Reserve Lawson Gardens by clicking here or call our office at (509) 338-3227.

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McGee Park

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1220 NE Lybecker St (3.04 acres) Land for this park near W.S.U. was acquired in 1964. McGee park has a softball diamond and fenced basketball court for youth. The basketball court was donated by a Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ryan in 1980 to be enjoyed by the youth of the community. A large picnic shelter and BBQs are situated near the children’s playground and restroom facilities.

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Icon PencilReserve a park shelter by clicking here or call  our office at (509) 338-3227.

Reaney Park/Reaney Park Pool

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590 NE Reaney Way (1.64 acres) In 1910 Reaney Park was the site of a roller rink and livery stable for W.S.U. students. The city purchased the park site from Albert and Phebe Reaney in 1904. The bandstand was constructed and native buckeye trees planted in 1915. As more land was purchased the first swimming pool was built (1917). Reaney Park is the home of the National Lentil Festival and the Reaney Park Concert Series on summer evenings. Our community’s only outdoor pools are located at the west end of the park and an extensive playground area wraps around the park perimeter. 

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Icon PencilReserve a park shelter here by clicking here or call our office at (509) 338-3227.

Sunnyside Park

 


147 SW Cedar St (25 acres) Home of Pullman’s yearly Fourth of July celebration, this expansive park rolls with the natural terrain of the Palouse. Cradled below grassy knolls are two ponds fed by a waterfall and connected by a babbling creek. Graceful willows dip into the ponds and is home to assorted ducks and turtles. Development of Sunnyside Park was completed with the help of I.A.C. Funds in 1974. There is a large picnic shelter and BBQ overlooking the ponds and an adjoining children’s playground. Two tennis courts, a little league baseball field, volleyball standards, disc golf course and trails complete the athletic facilities available. The south side of the park, previously a nursery, is now used for community gardens which are available for summer rental through the Parks and Recreation office.

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Icon Pencil Reserve a park shelter by clicking here or call our office at (509) 338-3227.

Terre View Park

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325 NW Terre View Dr (3.25 acres) The park was donated by Ed and Mary Schweitzer in 1999. The park includes a picnic shelter, playground, wetland pond area, and public restroom. 

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Icon Pencil Reserve a park by clicking here or call our office at (509) 338-3227.

Pullman's Parks & Green-spaces

Our beautiful city has a number of green-spaces and parks for the public to enjoy and utilize for a variety of recreational uses throughout the year. These spaces do not have a designated shelter that can be reserved, but none-the-less they can be used and enjoyed for a leisurely walk with nature, picnics, walking the dog and even provide great photography backdrops.  The possibilities are endless and our department strives to make each park and green-space an experience to remember for our community.

Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

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1450 SE Bishop Blvd: The 16 miles of paths and trails within the City of Pullman connects to the 7-mile-long Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, between Pullman and Moscow, which also connects to the 11-mile-long Latah Trail, between the communities of Moscow and Troy.
City Playfield

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820 SE South St (8.66 acres) Situated along the South Fork of the Palouse River are one little league field and two softball fields (Thatuna, Bowman, and Wiley) that constitute the Pullman City Playfields. This is the main athletic facility for Pullman’s summer sports. A jogging track, exercise stations, volleyball standards, batting cage, picnic tables, drinking fountains and restrooms are also part of this athletic complex. The land for the City Playfields was dedicated to the city in 1941 by Henry Cole.

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Conservation Park

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799 NW Darrow St (15.85 acres) The City’s “old nursery” site having outgrown its initial purpose made its transformation into the Conservation Park as a result of WSU student Angie Kenney’s Master Thesis; Environmental and Societal Benefits of Conserving Open Space: An in Depth Analysis and formal Park Proposal for Pullman, Washington.

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Emerald Point Park (Under Development)

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In 2011, 2.625 acres were donated from the Emerald Pointe Home Owners Assoc. for the development of a playground and green space for the children of the Golden Hills housing development.

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Harrison Tot Lot

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337 NW Harrison St (.233 acres) Harrison Tot Lot is designed specifically for toddlers and very young children. All equipment is colorful, imaginative and geared for use by young families. Casual seating areas, picnic table and BBQ further enhance this little park.

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Itani Park/Itani Linear Path

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950 SW Crestview Dr (Itani Park 7.45 acres/Itani Liner Path 7.1 acres) Rafik and Mary Sue Itani donated this natural linear park to the City in 1997, development of the park began in 2006. In 2010 a small gazebo was constructed in the park. 

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Mary's Park (Under Development)

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1570 SE Johnson Ave (5 acres) In 2010, 5 acres were donated from the Herb Neil estate for the creation of Mary’s Park. The plans for Mary’s Park is to make this an interactive ADA accessible park. In the spring of 2019 two new all-inclusive designs, the forest and train play structures were approved. There will be additional free standing elements added in 2019 and throughout 2020. Each of the structures and elements are designed with all-inclusive fun play to be enjoyed by all the people of Pullman.

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Mary's Park is a park under development and is where we allow dry camping during Special Event Weekends at WSU (including WSU Home Football Games, Mom's Weekend, and Graduation). Call Pullman Parks, Facilities & Recreation at (509) 338-3227, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm for more information.
Military Hill Park

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500 NW Greyhound Way (25 acres) Set on Military Hill overlooking the fields of the Palouse, Military Hill Park is a shared facility with Pullman Aquatic & Fitness Center and Pullman High School. There are six tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, one playfield, a children’s playground, picnic shelter, BBQ's and restroom facilities. Surrounding the park is an extensive exercise trail. Development of Military Hill Park was completed in 1974 with the help of I.A.C. Funds. Quann Field, the primary baseball diamond, was outfitted with lights in 1979 and new bleachers wee installed in 1992.

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Petry Natural Area

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A dedication ceremony for the Petry Natural Area (Petry Park) occurred on July 6, 2004. In order to access the natural area, enter the city path on Stadium Way. The park is located approximately one-quarter mile up the path on your left. Signage marks the location of the site. Glenn and Melody Petry not only donated the property but also signage, two benches, two picnic tables, and trash receptacles.

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Spring St. Skate Park

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325 E Spring (2.75 acres) Located near Reaney Park. The park includes a skate board facility, and public restrooms. The park has a trail link to the Bill Chipman Trail. Benches are located along the tranquil Palouse River for patrons to enjoy a quite moment alone.

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Sunnyside Garden Plots

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There are 24 garden plots for rent within Sunnyside Park for the sole purpose of private vegetable or flower gardening. There is a $30.00 per plot fee to rent a plot for the season. Plots can be rented to individuals or groups and the fee covers the cost of spring and fall rototilling, initial weed control, and water expenses within the garden plot(s). Depending upon spring soil and weather conditions, the assigned plot may be used from approximately April 15 through October 15 of the current year. The plots are laid out, marked, and rototilled initially by the City. The ground is good black loam on a gentle north slope unobstructed from the sun. Garden plots will share the water sources.

Access to the nearest parking area is off the Wawawai Road. Proceed up the Colfax Highway from Pullman and turn left at the Hilltop Inn, or go to the end of West Main then left 200 feet. Vehicles are not allowed in the park. It is approximately 300 feet to the gardening area from where you park. You will have to carry in your gardening supplies, tools, and hose.

For more information and to reserve a garden plot for 2020 please call our off at (509) 338-3227, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

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Sunrise Park

 

Sunrise Park fall 2019

ByPass Dr (.08 acres) The park was donated in 2013 by Kevin Kirkman of Kirkman Development. Development will have a walking path, gazebo, benches and be the beginning point for Pullman Regional Hospital wellness path. 

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Woodcraft Park / Gannon Park

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675 SE South St (.84 acres) Nestled in a quiet southeast neighborhood and sheltered by shade trees, Woodcraft park is primarily a peaceful picnic area. The park land was donated to the city in 1946. A two-person swing and picnic area.

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Park Regulations:

  • Hours: Dawn to dusk 
  • Property Damage: No person shall deface, disfigure, break, cut, tamper with, displace or remove from any park, park property, either permanent or temporary.
  • Dogs:
    1) All dogs are required to be on a leash as per City Code 9.20.030.
    2) Owners shall remove all fecal matter deposited by his or her animal in all areas of the parks and other city property as per City Code 9.20.110.
    3) No dogs allowed in Lawson Gardens, Harrison Tot Lot, and any City Cemetery, per City Code 9.20.020
  • Vehicles:
    1) Vehicle parking is only allowed in designated areas.
    2) Vehicles are not allowed to park or drive on any grass areas without written permission from the Parks & Recreation Dept.
  • You can find other department policies by clicking here.