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South Park

Features You'll Find:
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  • SPORTS
    • Baseball / Softball
    • Basketball
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES
    • Parking Stalls
    • Parking Stalls / ADA
    • Restrooms / Seasonal
    • Trail / Soft
  • BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
    • Picnic / Drop in
  • PLAYGROUNDS
    • Playground (2-5 yrs)
  • SWIMMING
    • Spraygrounds
Hours:

Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

Sprayground Hours
Restroom Schedule

4851 S. Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409

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This forested park serves south Tacoma and features gardens, play equipment, and a sprayground.

South Park, at 17.08 acres, is a great place to play! The sprayground and playground are both new and the tall trees are a perfect source of shade on a hot summer day. 

Learn more about Tacoma's spraygrounds.

PLAY AREA ACCESSIBILITY INFO

HISTORY
Most of this park was originally part of the Spanaway Lake and Flume Line right-of-way purchased by the City of Tacoma from the Tacoma Light and Water Company in 1893. The City quit using this for water supply purposes and set aside the land as park and parkway in February 1905. The 80'x40' wading pool was dedicated June 19, 1951.

PARK IMPROVEMENTS
2006-2009 - New playground equipment installed, new sprayground installed as well as irrigation system, site furnishings, parking lot upgrades, restroom remodel, paved and widened South Park Water Ditch Trail Project in coordination with City of Tacoma. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005.

COMMUNITY CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
2011
- Upgrades to the center included upgraded exterior cladding, painted building, restored roofing assemblies to provide weather sealed integrity, restored facade sheet metal, renovated exterior doors and windows, restored interior doors, rehabilitated HVAC, upgraded lighting & power & alarm, and installed a canopy for the ramp.