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Chinese Reconciliation Park

Fuzhou Ting, Chinese Reconciliation ParkIntroduction

The Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park is a special project undertaken by the City of Tacoma, in close collaboration with the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation

It is a critical component of the community-led reconciliation process intended to commemorate the 1885 expulsion of Tacoma's Chinese citizens led by the Mayor and community leaders of that time, to express Tacoma's commitment to end racism and hatred, and to promote a peaceful, multicultural community.

 

Park Development

The Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park is located at 1741 North Schuster Parkway, on the beautiful Ruston Way waterfront.  The Master Site Plan for the park was first developed in 2001, and last updated in 2014.  Total project cost is estimated at $30 million and is currently funded at approximately $10 million, with a funding gap of $20 million (see the Fact Sheet posted below). 

Chinese Park Fact Sheet and Site Plan (bilingual) - October 17, 2016  
Chinese Reconciliation Park Project Chronology - February 17, 2016

Construction initially broke ground in August 2005 and has been carried out in phases, in accordance with the Master Site Plan.  Phase I was completed in 2010, Phase II in 2012, and Phase III in 2016.  Phase IV is currently unfunded, and could be broken into multiple phases depending on funding availability and construction needs.

 

Fuzhou Ting

A "Ting" is a Chinese pavilion.  The Fuzhou Ting was donated by Fuzhou, China, one of Tacoma's Sister Cities, in support of our Chinese reconciliation efforts.  Construction began in September 2010 and was completed in summer of 2011.  A grand opening and dedication ceremony was conducted on September 22, 2011.

Fuzhou Ting Dedication Ceremony Program - September 22, 2011
Fuzhou Ting Dedication Invite - September 22, 2011 
Fuzhou Ting Rendering - September 16, 2010
Proclamation for Fuzhou Delegation - October 26, 2010
Appreciation Letter to Fuzhou Delegation - October 27, 2010

Fuzhou Ting Construction Diaries (with Photos): 

Fuzhou Ting Status - September 13, 2010   
Fuzhou Ting Status - September 15, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - September 19, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - September 24, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - October 1, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - October 8, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - October 15, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - October 22, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - October 29, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - November 11, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - November 12, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - November 19, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - December 3, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - December 10, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - December 17, 2010
Fuzhou Ting Status - January 7, 2011
Fuzhou Ting Status - January 21, 2011
Fuzhou Ting Status - February 11, 2011
Fuzhou Ting Status - February 18, 2011
Fuzhou Ting Status - February 25, 2011
Fuzhou Ting Status - March 18, 2011
Fuzhou Ting Status - June 3, 2011
Fuzhou Ting Status - June 9, 2011 
Fuzhou Ting Status - June 29, 2011

Background Information

Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation
Leading the efforts in reconciliation, education and fundraising.

The Tacoma Method
How the entire Chinese populace was forced out of Tacoma in 1885. 

Request for Reconciliation - August 22, 1991
Dr. and Mrs. David Murdoch's initiation of the reconciliation process. 

Resolution No. 32415 - November 30, 1993
The City Council acknowledged that the Chinese expulsion was a most reprehensible occurrence and began the park development process.