Ryan's Park (formerly Celebration Park)
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BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
- Picnic / Drop in
- Playground (5-12 yrs)
Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset
429 S. 80th St.
Tacoma, WA 98408
Ryan's Park is 5.1 acres.
2010-2012 - Approximately 1 acre of turf was transitioned to mulch and native plants, the drainage ditch was modified to slow and reduce the flow of water leaving the park, existing paths were resurfaced with gravel, and park signage was changed to reflect the new name of the park. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005. Work was completed by a WA Conservation Corp crew.
Project Manager: Mary Anderson, (253) 591-5330
2006-2007 - Playground equpment was replaced. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005. Work was completed by DDLA and KBH construction Co.
Project Manager: Kristi Evans, (253) 305-1054
This 5.1 acre piece of land was established as Celebration Park in 1992. It was renamed Ryan's Park in 2009 by the Tacoma City Council. Ryan Alan Hade was seven years old on May 20, 1989 when a violent sex offender named Earl Kenneth Shriner molested and left him for dead in the park. In response, Washington adopted the Community Protection Act of 1990, the nation's first state law for the indefinite civil confinement of sexual predators. Shriner remains in prison. Ryan Hade died at age 23 on June 9, 2005 when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.