Harry Todd Park

Harry Todd Park is a 17-acre lakefront park in the Tillicum neighborhood of Lakewood, Washington. It features playfields, tennis and basketball courts, and picnic shelters. The lakefront area has been completely renovated for public use.

8928 N Thorne Ln SW, Lakewood, WA 98498

Facility Rentals
Water Safety Rules

About Harry Todd Park

Harry Todd Park is a family-friendly, fully-featured park that we know you’ll enjoy. The upper area of the renovated section features a brand new playground with fun play equipment. A public restroom has been installed, and a new picnic shelter has been built. The lower area of the renovated section features a swimming beach, a fishing pier, and boat docks. The park is also home to the Commencement Bay Rowing Club.

The lower park features a swimming beach, fishing pier, and boat docks.
The upper park features a playground, bathrooms, and a picnic shelter.

Facility Rentals

Harry Todd Park includes two shelters and two sports fields that are available for rent. For more information on rentals in Lakewood, visit the Shelter Rentals and Special Events page.

Shelter Rentals and Special Use

1. Check availability and submit an application

To check for shelter availability, please call (253) 983-7887 or email Nikki York at [email protected]

Submit your application prior to the scheduled event. (Note: Submit your application early to increase your chances of securing your desired date.) Please be prepared to make payment upon approval of your application.

Submit applications to:

  • Email: [email protected] (preferred)
  • In-person: Lakewood City Hall, first-floor front desk, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499.

Before submitting your application, please review the permit agreement (PDF).

2. Review and approval/denial

Following the review of an application, staff will contact the applicant regarding their request. This could include follow-up questions and additional requirements, if necessary.

Once all conditions are met, final confirmation will occur and payment is required. Payment can be made over the phone with a credit card, or in person at Lakewood City Hall (6000 Main St SW) via cash or check.

Note: No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 30 days before event, or due to weather.


Shelter #1

This shelter can accommodate about 25 people and is located near the ball fields.

Shelter is $100 for full day but may require a special use permit.

Shelter #2

This shelter can accommodate about 25 people and is located near the playground and permanent restroom. Water and electricity are not available in this shelter.

Shelter is $100 for full day but may require a special use permit.

Sports Field Rentals

If you are planning to host an athletic tournament or sports practice, you must fill out an application. Please contact Nikki York at [email protected] or by calling (253) 983-7887 for more information.

Ball field #1: Base distance ranging from 60-80 feet.

Ball field #2: Small, grass field used for T-ball or Coach Pitch.

Water Safety Rules

Harry Todd Park has plenty of lakefront amenities, and the most important rule is to use each only for its intended purpose. The fishing area is only for fishing, the boating area is only for boating, and the swimming area is only for swimming. It is against park rules to perform a water activity in an improper area.

Swimmers must stay inside the roped area. No dogs are allowed on the beach, docks, or in the water. No rough play is allowed near water or docks. Children under 8 must be supervised by an adult. Swim at your own risk when no lifeguards are on duty.