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Charlotte's Blueberry Park

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Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

7402 E. D St.
Tacoma, WA 98404

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A farm in 1929, volunteers now help maintain several thousand blueberry bushes that can be picked July through September each year.

This neighborhood park covers 20 acres and is owned by Metro Parks Tacoma. More than 10 of the park's acres are wetlands and cannot be disturbed.

BLUEBERRY PICKING
Since the Blueberry Park Project started in 1999, more than 3,372 bushes have been trimmed to ground level and are now producing fruit. Five varieties of blueberries grow in the park. Picking season runs from July through September each year (dependent on weather). Metro Parks does not use any pesticides or fertilizers on the blueberry plants, they are grown naturally. There is no fee to pick the blueberries which are first-come-first-serve during picking season.

VOLUNTEER
Volunteer work days are held the third Saturday of the month, March through September, from 9:00 am to noon. Help in Blueberry Park is always needed and welcome. The Friends of Blueberry Park volunteer labor that prunes the bushes mows the grass and maintains the native plantings allow this productive park and wetlands to continue to enhance our city.

PARK IMPROVEMENTS
2007-2012
- Installation of a 6 foot wide asphalt paved trail throughout the park, installation of low fencing to provide a vehicle barrier along D Street, construction of handicapped entry off D Street, new interpretive sign, installation of an ADA parking stall at the entry, a pad/enclosure for a portable toilet, conversion of existing litter receptacles to Maxi-Cans and some ADA compliant benches.

Charlotte Valbert in Charlotte's Blueberry ParkHISTORY
Farmed since 1929, the last private owners of this 53 acre piece of property were Lars and Gina Berg who ran Berg's Blueberry Farm from 1952 until 1968. Read more about the history of Charlotte's Blueberry Park.