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Date September 19, 2018
Gym Closures & Info Drop In Volleyball will begin Thursday Sept 20,2018 @ Giaudrone MS 6-8:45pm
Heidelberg - Maguinez Baseball Field
Heidelberg - Other Fields
Peck Field
Swimming Pool - Kandle (Evening swim status) September 3rd, We will be CLOSED for the 5:30-7:30 pm session.
Swimming Pool - Portland Ave. Wading Pool September 3rd, We will be CLOSED for the 5:00-7:30 pm session.
Swimming Pool - Stewart Heights (Evening swim status) September 3rd, We will be CLOSED for the 5:30-7:30 pm session.

Visitor Advisory
Metro Parks Tacoma immediately began investigating upon learning of unconfirmed reports that three dogs may have died from exposure to Leptospirosis*, that a fourth dog is sick, and that a common trait was that each frequented Garfield Park. Based on the information to date, we recommend that pets stay out of Garfield Park at this time. Read more> Anyone with more information or concerns may call Metro Parks at 253-305-1030.

*Leptospirosis is usually spread through the urine of infected animals. The bacterial live in water and soil, and are commonly transmitted via contaminated water, such as puddles. It is not common in animals, including dogs, and it is also rare for the bacteria to be passed to humans. (Posted Sept. 27, 2017 / Updated Sept. 29, 2017)

The developed park area is approximately 5 acres in size. The first parcels were acquired in 1912 with additional acreage added through 1927.

Length of the outer track is 1,391.7 feet (a quarter of a mile is 1320 feet) (this is 424 meters)

Through a CHIP in agreement, Annie Wright School supplements existing park service with litter pickup and removal, lawn mowing and trimming, hard court blowing and maintenance, in-field preparation and maintenance and all utility costs associated with the park. In return, Annie Wright gets priority use of the field. The school currently utilizes the park for their PE and athletic programs. For more information, visit Annie Wright's website.

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Learn more about how you can volunteer your time, services and support to enhance this park.

In an uncontrolled area like Garfield Park, off-leash dogs represent a safety hazard for park users and have added to an already difficult turf management problem. Organized off-leash dog parks can be found at Point Defiance, Wapato, McKinley and Rogers Parks.

- Design Study Report developed to guide future improvements of the park. KOMPAN donated and installed ten new pieces of equipment and replaced the sand based safety surfacing with Fibar Woodcarpet. KOMPAN added two fitness areas to the playground equipment - Core Circuit Stations along the running track for cardio-core cross training and an X-Ercise Zone cluster of fitness equipment designed for stretching and dynamic movement for seniors. Resurfaced basketball court, replaced standards, new soccer field, baseball backstop, improved field drainage, re-designed entry area, re-graveled pathway, fencing, native landscaping and site furnishings. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005 and a $170,000 donation from Annie Wright. The students described the park as "an outdoor classroom space providing oportuntites for healthy mind and body experiences, an outdoor science lab and important play space."