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Verlo Playfield

Features You'll Find:
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  • SPORTS
    • Baseball / Softball
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
  • PLAYGROUND
    • Playground
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES
    • Restrooms / Seasonal
    • Trail / Hard
    • Trail / Soft
  • SWIMMING
    • Spraygrounds
Hours:

Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

Sprayground Hours
Restroom Schedule

4321 McKinley Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98404

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Established in 1928, this park (previously known as McKinley Playfield) features well established fields for sports as well as a playground and sprayground.

Verlo Playfield is 5.9 acres.

RENAMING MCKINLEY PLAYFIELD
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. (more information about the Verlo Family / article / history)

SPRAYGROUND
Come splash, play and cool off! Admission is free. Sprayground Hours

 

PLAY AREA ACCESSIBILITY INFO

PARK IMPROVEMENTS
2006-2008
- New playground equipment installed, new sprayground installed and park improvements made including picnic tables, site furnishings, landscaping and field renovation. Reforestation was completed with the old poplar trees on the perimeter replaced with 20 new trees. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005.

BUILDING EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS
Installed Timers and Blankets for Hot Water Heater. Project is substantially complete and under warranty.


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