A census-designated place in Pierce County with a population of over 35,000, Parkland is a recognizable suburb of the city of Tacoma. PLU – Pacific Lutheran University and the Franklin Pierce School District call Parkland home. The median income for families was $46,210 in 2010. Many residents will go to Farelli’s Wood Fired Pizza for happy hour or check out 208 Garfield. Parkland Putters is also a popular destination in this community for miniature golf.