Jack Hyde Park
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- Art & Artifacts
- Trail / Hard
BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
- Picnic / Drop in
- Puget Sound
Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset
2201 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA 98402
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.
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.
2008 - 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.
Project Manager/Urban Forester: Kathy Sutalo, (253) 305-1014