Vote Tehaleh To The Top of 2017!

It’s time once again to begin voting for South Sound Magazine’s “Best of the South Sound”! Last year Tehaleh took the crown in several categories! Let’s vote Tehaleh to the top once more for 2017! Show your love for your community and vote now! The winners will appear in the May 2017 issue of South Sound Magazine! Remember, voting ends February 13!

Please send in your votes for Tehaleh in these following categories!
Category: Food & Drink
Best Coffee Shop – Caffé D’arte at Tehaleh
Best new restaurant – The Mantel at Tehaleh

Category: Travel & Recreation
Best Park

Category: Kids
Best Public Elementary School – Donald Eismann Elementary
Best Teacher – Let them know your favorite

Category: Pets
Best Place to Walk – Tehaleh

Category: Arts & Entertainment
Best Festival – Harvest Day at Tehaleh
Best Kept Secret About The South Sound – Tehaleh walking trails

Category: Business & Services
Coolest Office Space – The Post at Tehaleh

Category: Home & Garden
Best Builder- Let them know your favorite

Cast Your Vote Here!

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Create Together With Family STEAM Day!

Looking for a fun family activity that will get your gears turning? Come down to the LeMay Car Museum this Saturday for Family STEAM Day! This interactive exhibit allows you to design and build together, and tinker to your heart’s content! Learn about the history of automobiles and their relation to technology, science, engineering, art, and math! Don’t miss out on this educational and totally fun event!

This event occurs on the third Saturday of every month, so your little engineer will have multiple opportunities to try their abilities. Kids, parents, grandparents, and the whole family are welcome to explore the various activities in the Education Studio and Family Zone for some quality time together.

You can design, build, and even test out your very own pinewood derby car on the Museum’s full-length track! You can learn from guest presenters the secrets to increasing the performance of your car by reducing friction and increasing weight! You can also view award winning cars and their unique designs! This event is included free with Museum admission.


January 21


11:00 am – 4:00 pm




January Kid’s Craft Day!

It’s time once again to join Tina for a Tehaleh Kid’s Craft Day! January’s project includes a fun winter time project! Each child will get to create their own adorable marshmallow snowman! So gather up the little ones and come on down for some creative fun!

January 28th

2:00pm – 3:00pm

@ The Post 

No need to bring any supplies, they’re all here! Just bring your smiles and imaginations! There is room for 25 children in the class, so remember to get there early! First come, first served! However, you can also reserve a spot by emailing Tina!

Regarding Bonney Lake 26 Preliminary Plat

There’s been a lot of big changes happening recently in the Tehaleh area, and lots of new terms being thrown around and you may find yourself feeling confused. The Community Association Manager recognizes this and wants to help bring some clarity.

One of the terms often coming up nowadays is “Exception Areas”. What this is referring to are the chunks of privately owned property that is surrounded by Tehaleh, but not a part of the planned community. A portion of these “Exception Areas” currently have families living on them, and consist of 2, 5, and 10 acre plots. It’s possible that over the next few years, some of these parcels of land will be developed as they are in the county’s Urban Growth Area.

In recent news, a preliminary plat for “Bonney Lake 26” was submitted by Soundbuilt Homes. This will essentially start the planning process of permitting the residential development of two plots that total 26 acres. You may have already seen the yellow “Public Notice” sign along 198th. Though by now you’re used to seeing these yellow signs around in relation to Tehaleh projects, this one is unrelated to Tehaleh and Newland Communities.

If you’re curious about details or have concerns, Pierce County is currently accepting public comments. Feel free to review the application to see what all is being developed, Now is the perfect opportunity to ask questions and leave your feedback. To find how to leave your comment, you can go here. You can also email the County Contact listed on the Public Notice sign:

Thanks to the Tehaleh Owners Association for sharing this information. A strong community is well informed and unified. We encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions with Pierce County.

Louie G’s Youth Open Jam

Have a young musician in your family who wants to strut their stuff? Here’s the perfect opportunity! Louie G’s Pizza is hosting their Youth Open Jam, where young bands, musicians, and singers can share their craft with the world!

January 12th

6:30pm – 10:00pm

Admission: $5

Louie G’s Pizza

5219 Pacific Highway East, Fife, WA 98424

(253) 926-9700

All proceeds from this event will be donated to programs dedicated to keeping music programs in schools! The venue will provide a drum set and amps, but ask that you bring your own instruments. (They will have a few extras on hand just in case, though.)

All performers must be 20 or younger to sign up. The amount of songs you will be able to play will depend on the turnout at the event. Mostly likely you will have time to perform 1 – 3 songs at the host’s discretion.

All styles of music are welcome at this event, though Rock and Blue’s will likely be the most common. Please keep in mind that this is a family friendly event when choosing your songs!

You can leave a comment or private message to sign up early here:


Have You Explored Tehaleh’s Parks Yet?

Part of the draw to breathtaking Tehaleh is its collection of beautiful scenic parks. Whether you’re brand new to Tehaleh, or simply haven’t yet explored all of your beautiful community, we invite you to check out all the incredible parks Tehaleh has to offer!

1. Sprouts Holler

This fantastic park is for small and big kids alike! It features a soccer/baseball field, an interactive playground, a sports court, and a scooter park! There’s also leisurely trails for a fun family walk. This park is great no matter the time of year! In the winter is also features a wonderful sledding hill!

2. Forest Park

A positively gorgeous place to experience the beauty of the Pacific North West. Forest park is filled with stunning trails through a gorgeous coniferous forest. Hear the birds sing and get closer to nature while still close to home! Another 20 acres or expansion are planned as well!

3. Tehaleh Pass

Tehaleh Pass is the lovely connection between Forest Park and The Post. This beautiful greenway system can either connect you to a longer hike, or be a pleasant short hike through the trees in itself.

4. The Edge

This awesome park offers a safe place for the local teens to hang out! It features an ever popular skate park, graffiti wall, and half basketball court. It also has a lovely meadow area, walking trails, and seat walls for just hanging out!

5. Hounds Hollow

Are you a pet person? Well Hounds Hollow is just the park for you! This gorgeous park features a large, fully fenced off-leash area for your furry friends! It also includes an agility course, an open grassy field, and make dog friendly hiking and walking trails!

6. Yonder

Longing for the wilderness? Yonder Park is the perfect place to close to nature! The park features beautiful wetlands, hiking trails, stunning fields, and natural play areas. Pack a picnic and take the family on a hike! Don’t forget the binoculars for some spectacular bird watching!

7. Ponder

A stunning oasis at the entrance of the Tehaleh community. Ponder features a serene pond at its center, as well as local artwork on display. The perfect place to take a break and reflect!

8. Boulder Dash

A beautiful park with something for the whole family! Featuring scenic views of Mount Rainier, a playground for the kids, and a wonderful picnic spot! It also has climbable boulders and grassy domes, entertaining for many ages!

9. Sticks ‘n’ Stones

Another great and interactive park! Sticks ‘n’ Stones features breathtaking views of Mount Rainier, boulders, stumps, and logs to climb and play on. It also has a wonderful playground and picnic tables! There are also plenty of green lawns and natural play areas to enjoy!

10. Knoll Park

Another gorgeous natural park to enjoy! Beautiful natural trails winding through the trees promise a scenic hike! Explore the trails and have a day of fun in the wilderness!

11. Big Sky Park

A positively thrilling park to play at! Big Sky Park features a set of T-Rex ribs for a prehistoric climbing experience, as well as water channels for plenty of splashing! There’s also a zip line for some fast paced adventures! Enjoy the trailhead, picnic area, and bocce court for more fun!

Have you explored all of Tehaleh’s parks yet? There’s so many to choose from, there’s certainly a park for every family! Why not check out a new one next time the weather is pleasant?

New Tehaleh Event: Walk & Talk!

Is your goal for the new year to work on getting into better shape? Well this new monthly event may just help you on your way! In collaboration with Bonney Lake Fleet Feet, friends and neighbors of Tehaleh are invited to join in on Walk & Talk!

The first meet up be Tuesday, January 17th


@ The Post

This will be a leisurely walk through the gorgeous trails of Tehaleh. The starting goal is an approximately 2.5 mile walk. The goal is to work up to farther distances as the group grows stronger together. So grab those walking shoes and get ready to hit the trails!

Christmas Tree Recycling With Boy Scout Troop 505

Now that the holidays have passed, it’s time to take down the decorations and prepare for a brand new year. But for those of us with real trees, it’s not as simple as deconstructing and packing away in boxes. Disposing of your Christmas tree can be a real pain, but Boy Scout Troop 505 has got your back!

In hopes of raising money for next year’s camp, the boys will be offering a Christmas tree recycling program! You need only have your trees on the curb, and a meager fee of $10, and your tree disposal problem is gone!

The boys will be out January 7th and 9th.

Please have your trees out on the curb by 9:00am

$10.00 checks are to be made out to Troop 505

Please remove all lights, ornaments, and tinsel

No flocked trees

Any questions can be answered by Steve:

253 820 5176

Do your part for your community! Help the environment by recycling your tree and support your local Boy Scout troop!

Tacoma Wedding Expo Returns!

Once again the Wedding Expo has returned to Tacoma! This exciting event is great fun for anyone planning a wedding, and for those with friends and loved ones planning a wedding. The event is taking place at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

Countless vendors will be present showcasing their goods and services. Photographers, caterers, tailors and more! There are hundreds of dresses to try on, and the first 100 brides to attend receive a free 14”-22” custom print on frameless glass. Fabulous daily drawings!

Concessions will also be available for purchase, and pictures are allowed on non-professional cameras! Get ready for a day of fun and snag some amazing deals!

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Exhibition Hall box office windows beginning at 8:45am Saturday and at 9:45am on Sunday. Kids age 16 and under are free.

January 7th – 8th

Saturday: 9:30 am to 4 pm

Sunday: 10:30 am to 4 pm

$10 cash only parking available in Tacoma Dome lots.

5 Amazing Places To Go Sledding

Sledding through the snow has long since been a favorite winter activity of many families. However, we don’t always live in ideal places for it. If you’re looking for an amazing place to take the kids for a day of exciting winter fun, here’s a list of 5 amazing places to sled!

1. Hyak Sno-park

This highly groomed park is located in Snoqualmie Pass. It’s a great place to take the family for a day of sledding, snowball fights, and snow angels!

Cost: (Sledding is Free, pass needed for parking)

$20/daily Sno-Park permit; $30/daily Sno-Park permit + daily Discovery Pass; $40/Non Motorized Sno-Park Permit valid for the entire winter recreation season.

Open: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., daily (subject to snow availability)

2. Lt. Michael Adams Tubing Park

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If you’re not afraid of traveling farther, this Leavenworth park is worth the drive! Older kids will enjoy the 100ft tubing run! Children as young as 4 are also welcome here.


$20/person (valid 90 minutes from time of purchase)

Open: TBD (dependent on weather conditions); extended holidays hours also available. Check their website for dates and times.

3. Paradise Visitor’s Center Snow Play Area

Up near Mt. Rainier’s visitor center in beautiful Paradise is the Snow Play Area! Bring your own tubes, or see about scheduling a snowshoe adventure with a ranger!

Cost: $25/day per family; $50/family for Mt. Rainier Annual Pass; $80/family for National Annual Parks Pass

Open: Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (see website for special holiday hours and opening date).

4. Happy Trails

Located in Easton, Washington, Happy Trails offers a Winter Wonderland for your family. Enjoy sledding the hills and take a sleigh ride over the hills!

Open: Dec. 27-Mar. 2016, 10 a.m.-dusk (subject to snow availability). Not open on New Year’s Day or Super Bowl Sunday.

Cost: $20/Adults; $10/Kids (2-10); under 2 Free

5. Summit Tubing Center at Snoqualmie

An amazing place to tube! Beautifully groomed, this massive center includes 12 individual tubing lanes for maximum fun! Tickets are available for two hour sessions.

Cost: $22-$25/Adults; $20-23/Youth (6-11); $5/Kids (5 & under). Tubing tickets will be available for purchase online as soon as an opening date is announced.

Open: Hours are dependent on natural snowfall. Check the website for days and times.