No Come Play with Me as of December 16th…

Introducing Come and Explore with Us

Explore sensory, make believe, and stem based activities with your children in an open play setting. Your child will be able to play on our tumbling mats, build an imaginative town with our giant blocks, play make-believe, socialize with other children and so much more! Children will gain social skills, practice key fine and gross motor movements , and practice critical thinking without even knowing it.
Beginning January 6th, 2020
Mondays and Fridays from 9:30am-11:30am
Ages 6 months to 5 years
$4 daily or purchase a $40 punch card (10 visits and the 11th visit is on us)

Fare Thee Well(ness)

By Doug Nelson
Community Center Manager

All good things must come to an end, and my days here with the City of Federal Way are numbered. I began my career in Federal Way in December of 2006 and it has been 13 wonderful years. I have accepted an offer to be the next Executive Director with PenMet Parks – Gig Harbor and therefore my last day on the job will be December 4th. The City of Federal Way’s Parks Department is, without a doubt, one of the best Parks agencies in the State of Washington. I would even go a step further and rank it amongst some of the best in the country. As a testament to the quality of individuals that I work with every day and the many I’ve worked with over the years, I will become the 7th City of Federal Way Parks employee to become a Parks Director in our state!

You’re probably wondering, “What does this have to do with wellness?” Continue reading “Fare Thee Well(ness)”

Born To Move

By Doug Nelson
Community Center Manager

If you are reading this article, you are alive. If you are alive, therefore you were born … on your birthday to be exact.  (Insert your own “NO DUH” expression here) … and because you were born, you were born to move! That’s right; no matter your height, weight, flexibility, mobility, or athletic ability you were placed on this earth with the intention to walk, run, ride, jump, dance, kick, skip, hike, slide, swing, and more. Continue reading “Born To Move”

Back To School

By Doug Nelson
Community Center Manager

The transition to autumn weather usually brings a reduction in outdoor recreation. Do you plan to hibernate for the winter like so many others? Don’t let the gray skies and misty air derail your fitness routine. I suggest embracing this “Back to School” time of year; and trying out a new fitness routine, exercise class, meal plan….or all of the above. It is completely understandable if you fall into the same trap that many Americans do. “The days are getting shorter, it’s dark when I wake up, it’s dark when I get home from work, it’s cold, windy and rainy, it’s football season, we have guests at the house”….. excuses, excuses, I’ve heard them all! Continue reading “Back To School”