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Wright Park

Features You'll Find:
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    • Art & Artifacts
    • Bike Trail / Biking / Bicycling
    • Drinking Fountain
    • Environmental Education
    • Gift Shop
    • Historic
    • Parking Stalls
    • Restrooms / Seasonal
    • Trail / Hard
    • Trail / Soft
    • Wi-Fi
    • Basketball
    • Horseshoes
    • Lawn Bowling / Bocce Ball
    • Lake / Pond
    • Picnic / Drop in
    • Weddings / Rentals
    • Playground (2-5 yrs)
    • Playground (5-12 yrs)
    • Spraygrounds

Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

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Restroom Schedule

501 South I St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

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Wright Park is ideal for a leisurely stroll or taking your kids to the playground or sprayground. This 27 acre arboretum is home to a rich collection of more than 616 trees, including 30 state champions.There are 138 different species of trees growing in the park.

The loop trail around the park is 9/10 of a mile


Bowls is a precision sport in which the goal is to roll slightly radially asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closest to a smaller white ball (the "jack" or "kitty" or "sweetie"). Check out the Tacoma Lawn Bowling Club's Facebook page or web site for more information about this sport. This area is also used for the related, emerging popular sport of Bocce Ball.


To reserve the court for lawn bowling, bocce ball or croquet please contact: or call 253-305-1006.

*Available for use April 1st-September 30th

The gates are locked to avoid damage to the green. Any unauthorized cutting, removal, or destruction of the turf is prohibited. To protect the green, only flat soled shoes should be worn, croquet cannot be played here and dogs are not allowed in this area.

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory rentals


- Wright Park Master PlanSchematic of final proposed layout for Wright Park
Phase I improvements created a longer view of the park and featured design elements that improve safety and security: the south entry and bowling green, north entry, renovation of the maintenance building, relocation of the basketball court and renovation of the pond.
Phase II improvements included a new playground and sprayground, landscaping, bike racks, picnic tables, benches, trash receptacles, a water fountain and four interpretive/way finding signs. The old restroom and playground were removed to create a new outdoor performance area and pathway.
Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005 and fundraising by the Greater Metro Parks Foundation ($823,475).

  • Statue at Entry to Wright ParkHISTORY
    In 1886 the Tacoma Land Company, under the leadership of its president, Charles B. Wright, donated a parcel of land approximately 20 acres in size to the City of Tacoma for the sole purpose of being developed as a public park. His mandate was that 'upon condition nevertheless that said land shall forever be exclusively used as and appropriated for the uses and purposes of a public park.' From this original 20-acre parcel the park quickly grew to its current size of 27 acres filling out 10 city blocks. Read more about the history of Wright Park

  • Park Attractions to Explore:

    W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

    Events Happening Here:
    • 01 Apr
      Walk Tacoma 2015 Series Kick-Off
      Celebrate National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 1 at noon, with Downtown On the Go and the American Heart Association...
      11:30 am
    • 08 Apr
      Story Hour at the Conservatory
      Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and...
      11:00 am
    • 16 Apr
      Third Thursday at the Conservatory
      Stop by the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory during extended evening hours and tour this beloved icon from Tacoma's past. Free...
      10:00 am

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