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DeLong Park

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Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

4702 S. 12th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

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Adjacent to DeLong Elementary School, this park offers a beautiful walk through shrubs, trees and wetlands and is home to many bird species.

In the 1980s, this land was proposed for significant rezoning and residential development. That was changed after it was identified as a wetland and designated as an open space, thanks to the hard work by a small group of DeLong neighbors. Pierce County Conservation Futures funded the purchase of 11 acres and Metro Parks agreed to be the steward of the wetlands.

In the 1990s, the Central Neighborhood Council allocated their portion of City bond money available for neighborhood improvements to DeLong to return the southern two-thirds of the property to a natural state with native plantings and minimal development.

DeLong Park is 21.45 acres (2.5 acres maintained).