Metro Parks Tacoma

  • Park Finder
  • Register

Jack Hyde Park

Features You'll Find:
Hover over an icon for more details
    • Art & Artifacts
    • Trail / Hard
    • Beach
    • Kayak or SUP Rental
    • Picnic / Drop in
    • Puget Sound
    • Viewpoint
    • Waterfront

Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

2201 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA 98402

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.

Congressman Norm Dicks speaks at the rededication ceremonyHISTORY
Jack Hyde Park was initially purchased by the City of Tacoma from the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company in 1972. The park expanded to five acres with additional land purchases in 1973 and 1976. Old Town dock, which is part of the overall park area, was originally acquired before World War I. Read more about the history of Jack Hyde Park on Commencement Bay.

- The planting beds were completely renovated, adding about 6 trees and 200-300 shrubs. Some retaining walls were rebuilt and some irrigation was changed. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005.

Dolan Board Sports
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals and SUP yoga at Jack Hyde park.

Summer Hours:
Monday-Tues Closed
Wed-Friday 2pm-7pm
Sat-Sunday 10am-7pm
Weather permitting.

For more information visit:

Current News
  • 11 Feb
    Advisory Lifted at Jack Hyde Park
    The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department lifted the advisory recommending that people not swim or wade at Jack Hyde Park on...