Jane Clark Park
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- Baseball / Softball
BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
- Picnic / Drop in
- Playground (5-12 yrs)
Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset
4825 N. 39th St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
The north end playfield project had its beginning nearly 20 years ago. The first financial support came from the estate of the late Benjamin L. Harvey. The field bears the name of Mr. Harvey's mother. The land at North 39th & Orchard was purchased by the park district from Pierce county at a tax sale in 1935. Some work was done at the site by WPA crews during depression days, but the present operations retrieved the 8.5 acre field from under a thicket of alders which had grown up during the war years. (from "Long-Planned North End Playfield is Growing" in the May 28, 1948 Tacoma Labor Advocate)
2014 - Demolition of Jane Clark Pool
Project Status 11/21/14: Removal of wading pool and grading is done. The area needs to be seeded.
2010-2011 - Barrier free access, benches and picnic tables and new play equipment. Reforestation work completed to replace 13 declining Lombardy poplars with a healthier, sturdier species. Large rocks were installed to prevent cars from driving through the west side of the park. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005.
As wading pools throughout the District reach the end of their lifecycle, they have been removed.
We have sprinkled spraygrounds in our larger community parks throughout the city providing longer access for free daily water play. There are now 10 free spraygrounds to enjoy throughout Tacoma - at Jefferson Park, Kandle Park, Titlow Park, Franklin, Verlo Playfield, Wapato Hills Park, Wright Park, Norpoint Park, South Park and a new one which will open at the SERA Campus this summer. Each of these is open daily from 10am-8pm, from June through August. (Learn more about spraygrounds)
If you are interested in participating in community conversations about potential playground or picnic improvements to this area, please call the Metro Parks Communications office at 253-305-1092, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.