Van Lierop Park Master Planning

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Public Open House #2
April 27th, 6pm-8pm

Puyallup City Hall
Council Chambers, 5th floor
Walk-in style meeting to share feedback on conceptual plans
see below for more information
In the East Valley area of the City, to the east of Shaw Road and north of Pioneer Avenue are 18 acres of land purchased by the City in 2015. This area is one of the few remaining areas within the City that could be developed into a community park with space to potentially include multiple sports fields. 

The City is currently developing a Master Plan for this site to discover what recreational opportunities would best fit the location and the community. 

The Master Planning process will establish the programs and layout for Van Lierop Park. The process establishes the framework within which smaller projects (phases) can be designed, funded and constructed. Working with the community and stakeholders, staff and the consultant team MIG-SVR will draft  the Puyallup Community’s desired program for the park, establish priority elements and recommend a phasing approach.

Public Participation Welcome in Van Lierop Park Programming Design

Thank you to all who attended the public Open House in March 2017 or completed the online survey. Join us again on Thursday, April 27th between 6pm-8pm for another Open House, walk-in style meeting. This is a chance to review boards and sketches of two programming and layout plans conceptualized based on public input.  

VanLierop Open House April 27
  1. Joy Rodriguez

    Interim Stormwater Engineer
    Phone: 253-841-5549

Project Status

  • April 10, 2017 - Work is underway to develop conceptual plans using input gathered from the public at Open House #1, the online survey, and Council.
  • March 9, 2017 - An Open house was held for the public to share their thoughts and vision of the future Van Lierop Park. If you were not able to attend, please share your thoughts with us by taking the online survey through March 26: survey link.
  • February 27, 2017 - Presentation to Council on status of the project will be included at the February 28th Council Meeting. Open House scheduled for 03/09/2017. Online survey will be opened shortly thereafter to gain additional feedback from the public.
  • February 8, 2017 - Focus groups are scheduled for February to gather input from local groups. An Open House date will be set for March and online survey will be added soon.
  • January 2017 - Project kickoffs with City staff. Planning underway for public outreach and involvement
  • December 2016 - Master Planning Consultant contract approved by Council
  • August 2016 - Riverwalk Trail, Phase 6 named the "Ernie Bay Connector"
  • June 2016 - Legislative Proviso grant awarded to City for design and construction of Riverwalk Trail, Phase 6
  • December 2015 - Van Lierop property purchased by City to hold for future use
VLP Schedule, website 20170201