The park is on 17.56 acres. The trail around the park is just under 1/2 mile.
One of largest neighborhood parks in Tacoma, Vassault Park is the site of the start/finish line of the annual Sound to Narrows run and several other special events.
Parking: Yes – designated for Park
Restroom: Yes – but not near playground
Water Fountain: Yes – in restroom
Surface: Wood fiber
Swings: Yes – (0) high back support swings
Ground Play: Ground half of elevated play
Adaptive Play: Transfer system only
Sensory Play: Bongos, Limited Manipulatives
Play Tables: None
Shade: Limited, outside of playground area
Accommodations: Some benches and tables, not on route
This property was purchased from the City of Tacoma on January 19, 1961 for the cost of the unpaid LID assessment ($776.96). Vassault Park received its name from the street of the same name running along the west side of the park. The street was named for Ferdinand I. Vassault, the editor of the Tacoma News from 1891-1892.
2016 – The purchase and installation of a new centrifugal pump and installation of irrigation materials to improve coverage of several zones.
2013 – Play Equipment Upgrade – New play equipment installed to replace old equipment that was removed due to safety compliance issues. ADA ramps included for the swing-sets and new equipment.
2013-2015 – Dept. of Ecology soil remediation