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Charlotte's Blueberry Park

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Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

7402 E. D St.
Tacoma, WA 98404

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Charlotte's Blueberry Park on Tacoma's eastside was Berg's Blueberry Farm from 1952 until 1968. In 1997 Metro Parks Tacoma officially took over the land and preserved the park.

undefinedNow more than 3,372 bushes, representing five varieties of blueberry, produce fruit. Picking season typically runs from July through September each year.

Metro Parks does not use any pesticides or fertilizers on the blueberry plants and there is no fee to pick the blueberries which are first-come-first-serve during picking season.

This neighborhood park covers 20 acres and is owned by Metro Parks Tacoma. More than 10 of the park's acres are wetlands and cannot be disturbed.


VOLUNTEER
Volunteer work days are held the third Saturday of the month, March through September, from 9:00 am to noon. Help in Blueberry Park is always needed and welcome. The Friends of Blueberry Park volunteer labor that prunes the bushes mows the grass and maintains the native plantings allow this productive park and wetlands to continue to enhance our city.

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HELP KEEP THIS PARK CLEAN, GREEN & SAFE
Learn more about how you can volunteer your time, services and support to enhance this park.


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CHARLOTTE'S BLUEBERRY PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN - New in 2018!
The Community Garden program provides an abundance of gardening opportunities including meeting your neighbors, becoming more self-reliant, beautifying your neighborhood, producing nutritious food, reducing your family food budget, conserving resources and getting outdoors for some healthy exercise.

 

PARK IMPROVEMENTS

2017

  • Charlotte’s Blueberry Park Garden/Playground
    Design of community garden/park amenities. Continuation of public process to address possible addition of playfield, trails, and/or wetland enhancement.  View project status >


2007-2012

  • Installation of a 6 foot wide asphalt paved trail throughout the park, installation of low fencing to provide a vehicle barrier along D Street, construction of handicapped entry off D Street, new interpretive sign, installation of an ADA parking stall at the entry, a pad/enclosure for a portable toilet, conversion of existing litter receptacles to Maxi-Cans and some ADA compliant benches.


Charlotte Valbert in Charlotte's Blueberry ParkHISTORY
Farmed since 1929, the last private owners of this 53 acre piece of property were Lars and Gina Berg who ran Berg's Blueberry Farm from 1952 until 1968. Read more about the history of Charlotte's Blueberry Park.

 

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