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Facility Closures at City Operated Parks

Facility Closures at City Operated Parks

Following Governor Inslee's emergency “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order and to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department is closing gathering spaces, structures and parking lots at the following City operated parks starting Thursday, March 26, until further notice.


Signage will be posted in the affected areas. Natural areas and park open space areas will remain open to the public.


For more information on Metro Parks Tacoma closures, visit: metroparkstacoma.org/updates

List of Facility Closures at City Operated Parks

Gas Station Park (4802 S. Park): Play equipment closed and gates to the park closed.
Gateway Park (North 30th Street): Picnic tables closed.
McCormick Park (930 Fawcett Avenue): Gathering space closed and gates to the park closed. Sidewalk will remain open.
Sawyer Tot Lot (7402 South Cedar Street): Play equipment is closed.
South Grant Avenue and South 23rd Street: Picnic table closed.
Viewpoint Park (85 Norpoint Way Northeast): Parking lot and picnic area closed.
War Memorial Park (629 North Jackson Avenue): Picnic tables and shelter area closed.


Pausing Irrigation and Water Features in City Maintained Parks


As a way to help reduce budgetary expenses, the Public Works Department is scaling back on irrigation zones that water lawns at the following City-operated parks. As a result, grassy areas may not be as green and will go dormant as the summer season begins. However, the department will continue to turn on zones that water shrubs and tree beds. In addition, water features in the following City-operated parks will not be operational during this time. 


For more information on City services, contact the TacomaFIRST 311 Customer Support Center by dialing 311 within Tacoma city limits or (253) 591-5000 from anywhere else or email csc@cityoftacoma.org.  


List of Irrigation and Water Features Being Paused in City Maintained Parks

Broadway Plaza - Pantages Theater (Broadway and South 9th Street): Irrigation
Broadway Plaza (Broadway and South 11th Street): Water Feature
Dock Street and East 15th Street: Irrigation
Fireman’s Park (South 8th Street and A Street): Irrigation
Frost Park (South 9th Street & Pacific Avenue): Irrigation and Water Feature
Gateway Park (North 30th Street and Starr Street): Irrigation
Harborview Park (929 Fawcett Avenue): Irrigation
Ledger Park (715 St. Helens Avenue): Irrigation
McCormick Park (930 Fawcett Avenue): Irrigation and Water Feature
Norton Memorial Park (South 1st Street and Tacoma Avenue South): Irrigation
Pearl Street Medians (6th Avenue through North 42nd Street): Irrigation
South Grant Avenue and South 23rd Street: Irrigation
South Tacoma Way and Pacific Avenue: Irrigation
Tacoma Park (929 Tacoma Ave South): Irrigation
Tollefson Plaza (Pacific Avenue and South 17th Street): Irrigation and Water Feature
War Memorial Park (629 North Jackson Avenue): Irrigation


 Drinking Fountains at City Operated Parks 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to frequently sanitize drinking fountains to maintain the safety of the community, drinking fountains will not be activated at the following locations.


Broadway Plaza (Broadway between South 11th and South 13th Streets)
Lincoln Business District (South 38th Street and South Yakima Avenue)
War Memorial Park (629 North Jackson Avenue)