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George B. Kandle Park

Features You'll Find:
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  • SPORTS
    • Basketball
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES
    • Bike Rack
    • Parking Stalls
    • Parking Stalls / ADA
    • Restrooms / Seasonal
    • Restrooms / Year Round
    • Trail / Hard
  • NATURAL FEATURES
    • Community Garden
  • BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
    • Picnic / Drop in
  • PLAYGROUNDS
    • Playground (2-5 yrs)
    • Playground (5-12 yrs)
  • SWIMMING
    • Pool / Outdoor
    • Spraygrounds
  • SKATEBOARD
Hours:

Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

Sprayground Hours
Pool Hours
Restroom Schedule

2323 N. Shirley St.
Tacoma, WA 98406

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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.


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  • 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
  • Sprayground
    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).

  • Fred Henricksen, Metro Park's Board President, at the dedication of Kandle Park on July 1961History
    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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