Verlo Playground

4321 McKinley Ave
Tacoma, WA 98404

Directions

Park Hours
Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

2019 Sprayground Hours
10 am- 8 pm
May 25- Sept. 2: Open daily
Sept 7-29: Open weekends

Additional Information

Play Area Accessibility Details

  • Parking: On street perimeter
  • Restroom: Yes
  • Water Fountain: Yes – on the restroom building
  • Surface: Wood fiber surrounded by walkway and plaza
  • Swings: Yes – (0) high back swing
  • Ground Play: Primarily elevated play features
  • Adaptive Play: Transfer system only
  • Sensory Play: Limited Manipulatives
  • Play Tables: (1) play table connected to structure
  • Shade: Limited, under shelter
  • Accommodations: Benches surround water plaza
  • Sprayground: Yes – water spray feature with zero depth access

History

Due to a concern for public safety and to reduce confusion between McKinley Park and McKinley Playfield, the Board of Park Commissioners resolved to rename McKinley Playfield to Verlo Playfield on March 31, 2014. Ben and Reba Verlo were hard workers who invested time and money into kids and kids’ programs and impacted many lives.

Newspaper article about Ben and Reba Verlo

History written by Ben Verlo, 1988

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