I walk through Spanaway Park every day, and it's been very pleasant the last few months. The south gate has been closed for construction in the park and for Fantasy Lights. Many of the vehicles that use the 20 mph park road to bypass Pacific Avenue speed at 30 or 40 mph or more.
In the last two years I've talked to the county parks department and the sheriff's department about the speed and both would like to see the south gate closed permanently which would be a cheap and easy solution.
The Pierce County Council says it can't do this because people would complain. Those people are probably the ones who speed.
The council has talked about using the sheriff's department, but after two years there is no change. It seems the council would rather have vehicles speed through the park than have it safe and pleasant for people to use.