George B. Kandle Park
Features You'll Find:Hover over an icon for more details
- Bike Rack
- Parking Stalls
- Parking Stalls / ADA
- Restrooms / Seasonal
- Restrooms / Year Round
- Trail / Hard
- Community Garden
BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
- Picnic / Drop in
- Playground (2-5 yrs)
- Playground (5-12 yrs)
- Pool / Outdoor
Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset
2323 N. Shirley St.
Tacoma, WA 98406
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.
- Play Area Accessibility Information
- Kandle Pool
Tacoma's NEWEST Outdoor Pool is not just any pool …it's the first wave pool in Pierce County, and one of only a handful in Washington!
The pool features a gradual beach-like entry, so it’s easy for people of all ages and abilities to get in on the action. A separate shallow tot pool and sprayground ensure a fun time for the whole family. Get Pool Information
Come splash, play and cool off! Admission is free. Sprayground Hours
- Park Improvements
2009-2013 - Kandle Park & Pool Master Plan, irrigation throughout the park, extensive landscaping, walking trails, a new playground, skate dots, mini-sprayground, additional parking, 7,500 sf zero-depth wave pool, four 25 meter lap lanes, spray toys, separate spraypool, support buildings, and ADA improvements to the pool including installation of pool bars for accessible access.
Funding came from the 2005 Voter Approved Park Improvement Bond Measure, WA State Dept. of Ecology ($2,257.27) and a Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Land, Water and Conservation Fund Grant ($100,000).
In 1955, Leona Maude Kandle left the bulk of her estate to the Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma for the establishment of a public playground "for girls and women as well as boys and men".
Ms. Kandle directed that the new park be called George B. Kandle Park, in honor of her late father.* The terms of the will provided a five-year period for the conversion of these holdings into cash. Read More
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