Parks - Alphabetical
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Play, walk the trails, or enjoy a picnic in this forested park adjacent to Kobetich Library.
208 Browns Point Blvd.
One of the oldest parks in Tacoma, what was once Alling Fruit Farm is now a place for the community to play, shoot hoops and picnic.
1134 S. 60th St.
This small park serves neighbor's recreation needs with a playfield often used for soccer, walking trails and play equipment.
4716 N. Baltimore St.
|BROWNS POINT ATHLETIC COMPLEX
Upgrades to the athletic fields for Little League baseball and soccer field complex at Browns Point Elementary School were completed in 2011.
1526 51st St. N.E.
|BROWNS POINT LIGHTHOUSE PARK
Waterfront access and an attractive picnic site along with a restored lightkeeper's cottage that can be toured or rented.
201 Tulalip St. N.E.
|BROWNS POINT PLAYFIELD
This neighborhood park in Northeast Tacoma features tennis and sport courts, baseball field, picnic tables, playground and Madrona grove.
4915 La Hal Da Ln. N.E.
|CHARLOTTE'S BLUEBERRY PARK
A farm in 1929, volunteers now help maintain several thousand blueberry bushes that can be picked July through September (weather dependent).
7402 East D. St.
|CHINA LAKE PARK
This 11 acre park is largely undeveloped and contains one of the largest lakes within city limits.
1811 S. Shirley St.
Situated in a residential neighborhood, this park features a picnic shelter, basketball & tennis courts, play equpment and a walking path.
1635 E. 59th St.
|CUMMINGS PARK (RUSTON WAY)
This small unofficial park along Ruston Way features a circular rock garden.
3939 Ruston Way
|DASH POINT PARK
Established in 1922, this park offers 700 feet of sandy saltwater beach, views of Puget Sound, a fishing pier, picnic facilities and beach walking.
1500 Beach Dr. N.E.
Adjacent to DeLong Elementary School, this park offers a beautiful walk through shrubs, trees and wetlands and is home to many bird species.
4702 S. 12th St.
|DICKMAN MILL PARK (RUSTON WAY)
This nine-acre park on Ruston Way, was the site of the last in a long tradition of lumber mills on Tacoma's "Old Town" waterfront to close down.
2423 N. Ruston Way
|FERN HILL PARK
Special play equipment in this park is designed to provide safe play for all children, including those with limited motor skills.
502 S. 88th St.
Tacoma's first park, just a little over one-half acre, was donated by C.P. and Evelyn Ferry on May 14, 1883.
1400 S. Sheridan Ave.
Adjacent to Franklin Elementary, this newly renovated 20 acre park has a sprayground, trails and walkways, plaza space and picnic shelter.
1201 S. Puget Sound Ave.
Find fields, courts, play & fitness equipment and more inside this park. Hikers enjoy exploring the gulch and waterfront via the connecting trails.
400 N. Burough Rd.
|HAMILTON PARK (RUSTON WAY)
Stop for a rest at the picnic table and a drink of water. From here you can access the beach or the public dock next to the Silver Cloud Inn.
2321 Ruston Way
Next to Heidelberg Davis Athletic Complex and close to the Tacoma Nature Center, this office handles in-person class/event registration and rentals and is the site for Board meetings.
4702 S. 19th St.
This sports complex near Cheney Stadium was established in 1955. It was originally part of the Snake Lake Park property.
1902 S. Tyler St.
Overlooking the Nalley Valley, this neighborhood park will soon feature a new basketball court, playground and picnic amenities.
2502 S. Hosmer St.
|JACK HYDE PARK at Commencement Bay (RUSTON WAY)
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.
2201 Ruston Way
|JANE CLARK PARK
This park features new field improvements, benches, picnic tables and play equipment.
4825 N. 39th St.
At close to 15 acres this neighborhood park has room for team sports, kids play and spray ground equipment, picnicing and a fieldhouse for classes.
801 N. Mason Ave.
The steep forested slopes of Julia's Gulch create a buffer between the industrial tideflats and residential neighborhoods in Northeast Tacoma.
101 Norpoint Way N.E.
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.
2323 N. Shirley St.
|LES DAVIS PIER (RUSTON WAY)
Les Davis Pier offers a great place to fish 24/7 with fantastic views. Divers often use this as a starting point - it's the site of an artificial reef.
3427 Ruston Way
|LINCOLN HEIGHTS PARK
This neighborhood park with basketball, picnic and play equipment is located close to Costco.
3591 S. Steele St.
Established in 1889, this neighborhood park located by Lincoln High School is home to a significant tree collection similar in character to Wright Parks.
801 S. 37th St.
|LOTS FOR TOTS
This tiny park features play equipment and picnic tables.
1216 South I St.
Established in 1915, what was once a tourist camp is now filled with firs and grassy areas and a variety of recreational features.
4408 S. Manitou Park
|MARINE PARK (RUSTON WAY)
Sunbathers, scuba divers, volleyball players and picnickers congregate here on the northwest end of Ruston Way.
3427 Ruston Way
This park reflects the Ukrainian heritage of Zina Linnik and is filled with activities she loved - a reading circle, playground with high tech interactive play equipment and tetherball.
2301 South J St.
Pathways among the trees and new playground equipment draws residents from the surrounding neighborhood to enjoy the beauty of one of Tacoma's first parks (1901).
907 Upper Park St.
Established in 2006, what was once a vacant lot with blight and crime issues is now a great play and community garden area for neighbors.
722 South I St.
New playground and sprayground, landscaping (including rain gardens and eco-turf), furnishings, skate park and trail elements.
4818 Nassau Ave. N.E.
|NORTH SLOPE HISTORIC PARK
Originally used by Tacoma City Light from 1951 to 1983 as a Substation, this became a neighborhood 'Pocket Park' in 2002.
1015 N. 8th St.
|NORTHEAST TACOMA PLAYGROUND
Sports fields, play equipment, basketball court and picnic tables await visitors to this park.
5520 29th St. N.E.
|OAK TREE PARK
Oak Tree Park is a 25 acre parcel that comprises one of the last remnants of the Garry Oak habitat that used to dominate this part of the city.
S 74th & Cedar Street
Established in 1937, this 3.28 acre park features a playground, basketball court and small wooded area.
3114 S. Madison St.
|OLD TOWN DOCK (RUSTON WAY)
Old Town Dock reopened May 15, 2013 after five years and $2.3 million in renovations.
2123 Schuster Pkwy.
|OLD TOWN PARK
Located in Tacoma's Old Town business district, Old Town Park hosts the historic Job Carr Cabin.
2350 N. 30th St.
Acquired and developed in part by the Optimists Club, this park in the west end residential area covers almost three acres.
1330 N. James St.
This central Tacoma facility includes four lighted sports fields which are open during organized league play.
1425 S. State St.
This park serves Tacoma's Hilltop community with amenities for both active and passive recreation.
900 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
|POINT DEFIANCE PARK
Natural forest, saltwater beaches and spectacular views offer numerous possibilities for recreation, education and communing with nature.
5400 N. Pearl St.
|PORTLAND AVENUE PARK
This park serves Tacoma's Eastside with a variety of fields, courts and playground equipment.
3513 E. Portland Ave.
This park features an updated play area and offers trail connections with Puget Gulch and the Ruston Way waterfront area.
3111 N. Proctor St.
|PUGET CREEK NATURAL AREA
At 66-acres, this natural area has one of only three salmon-bearing streams within the city.
N. Alder Way & N. Lawrence St.
In 2004 this became the first official off-leash dog park in Tacoma. A community garden and updated play equipment were added in 2011.
3151 East L St.
Roosevelt Park serves the east side of Tacoma and is located east of Portland Avenue.
3601 E. Roosevelt Ave.
This two-mile long scenic waterfront with panoramic views of Commencement Bay is a great place for walking, jogging, rollerblading and fishing.
Surrounded on three sides by residential housing and an extensive green belt on the fourth side, the park features a paths, playground, bbq and picnic tables.
429 S. 80th St.
|SAWYER TOT LOT
Community effort developed this small play area from a vacant lot, giving neighborhood kids a safe place to play.
3315 S. Sawyer St.
|SERA Campus - South End Recreation & Adventure Campus
The 75+ acre SERA Campus is home to STAR Center, Gray Middle School, the Boys & Girls Club's Topping Hope Center, and the Metro Parks sports complex. Tacoma's biggest sprayground opened here in June 2014.
6002 S. Adams St.
Through a cooperative effort of neighbors and the City of Tacoma, a vacant lot was converted to a small neighborhood park.
2347 S. Sheridan Ave.
This forested park serves south Tacoma and features gardens, play equipment, and a sprayground.
4851 S. Tacoma Way
Stanley Playfield is located next to Al Davies Boys & Girls Club.
1712 S. 19th St.
|STEWART HEIGHTS PARK
A major recreation attraction for Tacoma's east side and south end, this park features updated playing fields, skateboard park, playground and a large outdoor swimming pool with water slide and zero-depth entry.
402 E. 56th St.
|SWAN CREEK PARK
This 373 acres of undeveloped land with primitive walking trails, is nestled on the boundary between Tacoma and Pierce County. Check out our new mountain bike trails!
Roosevelt & E. 42nd St.
|TACOMA NATURE CENTER AT SNAKE LAKE
The Tacoma Nature Center is a 71-acre nature preserve encompassing Snake Lake and the surrounding wetlands and forest.
1919 S. Tyler St.
A 20 by 38 foot Harbor Flag welcomes people from all nations into the Port of Tacoma from Theas Park.
405 Dock St.
Titlow Park is a large grassy flat park located near a lagoon and Puget Sound at the base of 6th Avenue. It has new spray and playgrounds.
8425 6th Ave.
Ursich Park is wild and full of native habitat. It is a prime example of an urban greenbelt.
2412 N. 29th St.
One of largest neighborhood parks in Tacoma, Vassault Park is the site of the start/finish line of the annual Sound to Narrows run and several other special events.
6100 N. 37th St.
Established in 1928, this park features well established fields for sports as well as a new play and spray ground. (This park, previously known as McKinley Playfield, was renamed on March 31, 2014.)
4321 McKinley Ave.
|WAPATO HILLS PARK
Wapato Hills Park in South Tacoma features the Skip & Laura Vaughn playground & sprayground next to large undeveloped area.
6231 S. Wapato St.
Wapato Park lies in a beautiful setting of lake and forest and is one of the most urban parks in the city. Visitors can enjoy display gardens, a walking trail around the lake and an impressive, historic pergola.
6500 S. Sheridan Ave.
Wright Park is ideal for a leisurely stroll or taking your kids to the playground. This 27 acre arboretum is home to a rich collection of more than 630 trees, including 30 state champions.
501 South I St.