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Fireman's Park

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Hours:

Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

801 A Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 573-2523

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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. 
City of Tacoma LogoFireman's Park has been a fixture of downtown since Tacoma began making improvements c. 1890 to this bluff bounded by A Street and Cliff Avenue between South Eight and Ninth Streets. At that time, landscape gardener Ebenezer Roberts planted elm seedlings along A Street for the park's beautification. Fireman's Park takes its name from Engine House No. 6, built by the city in 1891 at the southern edge of the original acreage. The park's boundaries have altered considerably over the decades, as the original Cliff Avenues gave way to the new contours of Schuster Parkway in the 1970s. The totem pole, carved in 1903 on commission by wealthy Tacoma businessmen, stood for decades near South Tenth and A Streets; it was moved to Fireman's Park in 1953 and restored there in 1976 with the dedication of the new park.