The region has much to offer visitors to South Puget Sound– sports fans, everyday recreationists, outdoor aficionado, and patrons of arts and culture.
Thanks to Federal Way’s proximity to Seattle and Tacoma, area residents and visitors have easy access to the 2014 National Football League’s Super Bowl champion Seahawks, as well as Major League Soccer’s Sounders, Major League Baseball’s Mariners, and The Tacoma Rainiers, a minor league affiliate of the Mariners.
Approximately 70 miles southeast of the area, Mount Rainier has miles of trails and visitors can also enjoy climbing, skiing, boating and fishing on the slopes of this Pacific Northwest volcano.
Take the Federal Way to Fun
The Federal Way area is home to a blossoming cultural community that includes live stage theaters, symphonies and chorales, and a strong historical society. Key attractions to the area are 1,094 acres of parks and trails, world-renowned gardens and internationally recognized recreational facilities.
Federal Way is home to the renowned recreational destination Wild Waves Theme Park, home to the largest wooden roller coaster in the State of Washington.
The Federal Way Farmers Market offers the best in local produce, live music, crafts, food and more from May through December in the downtown core.
The Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST) is a marine biology and aquarium facility of Highline College. The aquarium’s 12 tanks hold 3,000 gallons of seawater and more than 250 native Puget Sound aquatic species
The Federal Way Symphony is a professional orchestra and chorale society that stages a variety of performances throughout the year. In the summer, the organization hosts youth music camps and during the school year leads its Symphony in Schools program.
In addition to a season of performances, the Federal Way Chorale provides opportunities for vocalists to learn and perform chorale literature from all ages of music history.
Centerstage Theater offers performances ranging from family friendly adventures to moving musicals throughout the year.
Enjoying the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest is always a great way to spend the day.
Dash Point State Park has 3,331 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Puget Sound. The beach provides unobstructed views of the Sound and excellent opportunities for sea-life study. The Park includes camping options and small watercraft launches
Walkers, cyclists, and runners take note! Celebration Park is a starting point for the commuter-friendly 3.83 mile Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Trail.
If you prefer to catch your dinner, you’ll find a bounty in area lakes. Many are stocked with everything from largemouth bass to sunfish and rainbow trout. Popular spots in Federal Way include Lake Dolloff and Steel Lake Park with its handicap accessible playground.
Federal Way is also home to the King County Aquatic Center, a 2,500-seat facility that has hosted Olympic trials as well as national and international swimming and diving events.
For team play or pick-up games of soccer, baseball and other field sports, the City of Federal Way maintains an array of sites perfect for any type of match. The popular Celebration Park covers more than 83 acres and has four lighted fields for both baseball and soccer as well as a children’s play structure playground.
If golf is a passion, or even a weekend hobby, there are great options in the region. Top-level courses include Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, the North Shore Golf Course, and the Belmor Park Golf & County Club. Easy proximity is Chambers Bay Golf Course, a traditional links course that welcomed the U.S. Open in 2015.
The Federal Way National Little League makes an impact in the community through its program of work engaging kids and volunteers to be active and engaged in sports!