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All parks are open 1/2 hour before sunrise and close 1/2 hour after sunset.

Tacoma Municipal Code - Park Code Chapter 8.27

Smoking in parks is prohibited.

Map of Metro Parks Tacoma parks, natural areas and facilities

1 - 21st Street Park

2101 Dock St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
This small park is the newest installation of public space on the waterway. 

2 - Alderwood Park

208 Browns Point Blvd., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Play, walk the trails, or enjoy a picnic in this forested park adjacent to Kobetich Library.

3 - Baltimore Park

4716 N. Baltimore St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

This small park serves neighbor's recreation needs with a playfield often used for soccer, walking trails and play equipment.

4 - Browns Point Athletic Complex

1526 51st St. N.E., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

Upgrades to the athletic fields for Little League baseball and soccer field complex at Browns Point Elementary School were completed in 2011. Tacoma Public Schools is providing on-going operation and maintenance now that our project is completed.

5 - Browns Point Lighthouse Park

201 Tulalip St. N.E., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

Waterfront access and an attractive picnic site along with a restored lightkeeper's cottage that can be toured or rented.

6 - Browns Point Playfield

4915 La Hal Da Lane N.E., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
This neighborhood park in Northeast Tacoma features tennis and sport courts, baseball field, picnic tables, playground and Madrona grove.

7 - Catherine Ursich Park

2412 N. 29th St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Ursich Park is wild and full of native habitat. It is a prime example of an urban greenbelt.

8 - Center at Norpoint

4818 Nassau Ave. N.E., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Center at Norpoint is a full-service community center in N.E. Tacoma.

9 - Center for Urban Waters Esplanade

326 East D Street, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
The Center for Urban Waters Esplanade is a publicly accessible shoreline walkway that incorporates state of the art environmental and sustainable planning practices and materials.

10 - Central Park on Thea Foss Waterway

1147 Dock Street, tacoma, wa | Get Directions
Metro Parks and the Foss Waterway Development Authority are working together to develop plans for Foss Waterway Park and Central Park.

Read More about the project at Central Park

11 - Charlotte's Blueberry Park

7402 E. D St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

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

12 - China Lake Park

1701 S. Bennett, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
This 11 acre park is largely undeveloped and contains one of the largest lakes within city limits.

13 - Chinese Reconciliation Park

1741 N Schuster Parkway, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
The park design is a mixture of traditional Chinese scholar’s style gardens and beautiful natural waterfront setting.

14 - Cloverdale Park

1635 E. 59th St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Situated in a residential neighborhood, this park features a picnic shelter, basketball & tennis courts, play equipment and a walking path.

15 - Cummings Park

3939 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
This small park along Ruston Way features a circular rock garden.

16 - Dash Point Park and Pier

1500 Beach Dr. N.E., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Established in 1922, this park offers 700 feet of sandy saltwater beach, views of Puget Sound, a fishing pier, picnic facilities and beach walking.

17 - Delin Docks Viewing Platform

1616 East D Street, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Tucked into a little corner of the Delin Docks marina, right next to the marina office, is a small picnic site with huge views of Downtown Tacoma and the public marinas.

18 - DeLong Park

4702 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

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

19 - Destination Point Defiance

5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Enhancing the experience that is Point Defiance through preservation of character, year round activities and user friendliness.

20 - Dick Gilmur Shoreline Restoration and Kayak Launch

5002 Marine View Drive, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Located on the east side of Commencement Bay, the Port of Tacoma’s Richard C. "Dick" Gilmur Shoreline Restoration and Kayak Launch provides an access point to appreciate the beauty of our region and the jobs that help sustain it.

21 - Dickman Mill Park

2423 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

This nine-acre park on Ruston Way, was the site of the last in a long tradition of lumber mills on Tacoma's "Old Town" waterfront to close down.

22 - Discovery Pond

1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Discovery Pond is a natural play area for children designed to inspire creative play and environmental learning.

23 - East 15th Street Park

Corner of East 15th Street and E D Street, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
The former site of a railroad bridge has been transformed into a beautiful park space by Tacoma Port Commissioner Clare Petrich.

24 - Eastside Community Center

Location to be determined, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Eastside Community Center is being proposed for development on Tacoma's eastside.

25 - Eastside Pool

3524 East L St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

26 - Fern Hill Park

502 S. 88th St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Special play equipment in this park is designed to provide safe play for all children, including those with limited motor skills.

27 - Ferry Park

1400 S. Sheridan Ave., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

Tacoma's first park, just a little over one-half acre, was donated by C.P. and Evelyn Ferry on May 14, 1883.

 

28 - Fireman's Park

801 A Street, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Carved into a hillside, Fireman's Park provides expansive views of Commencement Bay, Mt. Rainier, and the Port of Tacoma. Fireman’s Park also features two public art installations. 

29 - Five Mile Drive & Trails

5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Winding through old growth forest, Five Mile Drive offers vistas of Puget Sound, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, Tacoma Narrows and Narrows Bridge, Vashon Island and Gig Harbor.

30 - Former Manitou Community Center

4806 S. 66th St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
This building has been declared surplus.

31 - Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

5400 N. Pearl St., #11, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
We bring history to life! Visit Point Defiance Park and travel back in time with us. Experience life at a Hudson's Bay Company outpost built in 1833.

32 - Foss Waterway Esplanade

1811 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
The Foss Waterway Esplanade is a linear park that provides an ideal location for jogging or a leisurely stroll to take in the public docks, marinas and public art installations. The esplanade was designed with the ABC's of waterfront development in mind: access, boating, and character.

33 - Foss Waterway Park

2110 East D Street, tacoma, wa | Get Directions
Metro Parks and the Foss Waterway Development Authority are working together to develop plans for Foss Waterway Park and Central Park.

Read More about the project at Foss Waterway Park

34 - Frank Alling Park

1134 S. 60th St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

One of the oldest parks in Tacoma, what was once Alling Fruit Farm is now a place for the community to play, shoot hoops and picnic.

35 - Franklin Park

1201 S. Puget Sound Ave., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Adjacent to Franklin Elementary, this newly renovated 20 acre park has a sprayground, trails and walkways, plaza space and picnic shelter.

36 - Fuzhou Ting

1741 N. Schuster Parkway, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
New to Metro Park’s Rental Inventory!
The Fuzhou Ting is located in Tacoma’s Chinese Reconciliation Park along the beautiful Ruston Way waterfront.

37 - Garfield Park

400 N. Borough Rd., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

Find fields, courts, play & fitness equipment and more inside this park. Hikers enjoy exploring the gulch and waterfront via the connecting trails.

38 - George B. Kandle Park

2323 N. Shirley St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Recent updates to Kandle Park include walking trails, a new playground, skate dots, mini-sprayground, wave pool, four 25 meter lap lanes, and separate spraypool.


39 - Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands

1402 Lincoln Ave, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
The Port of Tacoma’s Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands are located along the Puyallup River. A former city landfill, the wetlands now support a healthy ecosystem with thousands of plants, hundreds of birds and a variety of mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians.

40 - Hamilton Park

2321 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

Stop at this park for a rest at the picnic table and a drink of water. From here you can access the beach or the public dock next to the Silver Cloud Inn.

 

41 - Heidelberg/Davis Park

1902 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

This sports complex near Cheney Stadium was established in 1955. It was originally part of the Snake Lake Park property.

42 - Irving Park

2502 S. Hosmer St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Overlooking the Nalley Valley, this neighborhood park will soon feature a new basketball court, playground and picnic amenities.

43 - Jack Hyde Park

2201 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

Located on the water's edge in Old Town, this park was renamed for a former Tacoma mayor and leader in developing the Ruston Way waterfront.

44 - Jane Clark Park

4825 N. 39th St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
This park features new field improvements, benches, picnic tables and play equipment.

45 - Jefferson Park

801 N. Mason Ave., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
At close to 15 acres this neighborhood park has room for team sports, kids play and spray ground equipment, picnicing and a fieldhouse for classes.

46 - Jerry Meeker Memorial

Le Lou WA Pl. N.E. at East Side Dr. N.E., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
This small park is of historical interest within the Browns Point community. It features a small totem pole and a painted interpretive map of the Browns Point area.

47 - Julia's Gulch

101 Norpoint Way NE, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
The steep forested slopes of Julia’s Gulch create a buffer between the industrial Tideflats and residential neighborhoods in Northeast Tacoma.

48 - Kandle Pool

5302 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions

49 - Les Davis Pier

3427 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
Les Davis Pier offers a great place to fish 24/7 with fantastic views. Divers often use this as a starting point - a stairway provides easy access to the water and it's the site of an artificial reef.

50 - Lincoln Heights Park

3591 S. Steele St., Tacoma, WA | Get Directions
This neighborhood park with basketball, picnic and play equipment is located close to Costco.
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