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McCarver Park

Features You'll Find:
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  • NATURAL FEATURES
    • Community Garden
  • BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
    • Picnic / Drop in
  • PLAYGROUND
    • Playground
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES
    • Trail / Soft
Hours:

Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

2301 South J St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

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This park has a reading circle, playground with high-tech interactive play equipment and tetherball, activities inspired by the tragic loss of a young girl, Zina Linnik. After she was kidnapped and murdered in 2007, the community rallied to recreate this vibrant space for neighborhood children and celebrate Zina's Ukranian heritage. Read more about the project by clicking here.

PLAY AREA ACCESSIBILITY INFO

PARK IMPROVEMENTS
2007-2010
- Celebrating the life of Zina Linnik - Making McCarver a safe place for children. New play equipment, spray ground, signage, landscape improvements and irrigation upgrades were completed. Partners included Hilltop Action Coalition, the Central Neighborhood Council, City of Tacoma, Tacoma School District, McCarver Elementary School and UW Tacoma Landscape Architecture Class. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005, fundraising by Greater Metro Parks Foundation ($618,788) and a Central Neighborhood Innovative Grant. More information about this project can be found on the Greater Metro Parks Foundation website.


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