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Stewart Heights Park

Features You'll Find:
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    • Baseball / Softball
    • Basketball
    • Football / Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Bike Rack
    • Drinking Fountain
    • Parking Stalls
    • Parking Stalls / ADA
    • Restrooms / Seasonal
    • Trail / Soft
    • Meeting Space
    • Party Room
    • Picnic / Reservable
    • Playground (2-5 yrs)
    • Pool / Outdoor

Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

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402 E. 56th St.
Tacoma, WA 98404

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A major recreation attraction for Tacoma's east side and south end, this park features updated playing fields, skateboard park, playground and a large outdoor swimming pool with water slide and zero-depth entry.

The first parcel for this park, which is now 24.55 acres, was acquired in 1950. The original South End Pool opened in 1958.


Planting Lisa's Garden in 2010 in Stewart Heights ParkLocated  in the northeast portion of Stewart Heights Park, this memorial garden was planted by Safe Streets groups that worked with Lisa Marie Melancon, a 40-year-old city code enforcement officer. She died July 22, 2010 after being hit in the head by a bullet fired from a car fleeing a fistfight in front of her Tacoma home. Metro Parks Tacoma donated two trees, ground cover plants and time to prepare the site. The planting was done October 30, 2010. Neighbors are now raising money to have a rock engraved with 'Lisa's Garden' placed on the site.


2007-2013 - Stewart Heights Park development plan, new play equipment, expanded irrigation, fencing, field improvements for baseball and soccer, skate park update, restroom, renovated parking and entry drives, new perimeter walking trail, new picnic area installed, and ADA improvements to the pool including addition of a pool lift, pool bars for accessible access, and transfer bars for accessible access to spa/bubble pool. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005.

Park Attractions to Explore:

Stewart Heights Pool

Events Happening Here:
  • 04 Aug
    Summer Bash & Movie
    Portland Avenue Community Center is hosting this fun family event that will be held at STEWART HEIGHTS PARK. ...

Current News
  • 01 Jun
    Swim Into Summer!
    Tacoma’s two outdoor pools, Kandle and Stewart Heights, open June 17, 2017. Kandle Pool, located in Tacoma’s north...