Wapato Park In Tacoma Washington Is A Grand Park for One or Many

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA CalBRE#01966207

Wapato Park Tacoma, WA has a gorgeous lake with a one mile walking trail around it - a gorgeous park in Pierce County WashingtonWapato Park in Tacoma Washington is a delightful place to visit - alone, with grandkids, or with your furry four-legged friends. This lovely oasis is located at 6500 S. Sheridan Avenue, in Tacoma, off of I-5 near the 72nd street exit. It opens 1/2 hour before sunrise and closes 1/2 hour after sunset.  

Wapato Park has your normal run-of-the-mill park joys like a playground, restrooms, and picnic sites. It has some sweet extras like an off-leash dog park or THREE - including one just for little dogs.

It also has some items my California parks NEVER had, like a gorgeous LAKE in the middle of the park with a walking path circling it. At almost one mile long, that makes for an easy and lovely way to get plenty of walking miles in while resting your eyes on fun sights everywhere.

If you or your grandkids are into fishing, YUP! They have that too! Both from a pier plus there is mention of a boat dock which means you might be able to bring a boat. I would call and check with the city on that first though. From what I have researched, it appears, at this moment in time, possibly subject to change with little or no notice (how's that for tons of disclaimers ) that fishing is free for kids 14 and under and for those, including veterans, with a disability as well as foster parents, but all others do need a fishing license and a Discover Pass which I believe is free with the license. HOWEVER, do doublecheck that here. Christian Family explains it well in their article, Where to Take Kids Fishing in Washington State

For all of us flower enthusiasts, not to mention history buffs, there's an historic pergola that has been there since 1938, and you can enjoy seasonal flowers hanging from it through the year. 

You can also find a softball field, two sand volleyball courts, and horseshoes! 

Tacoma.Com lists Wapato Park as one of the three best parks for walking in Tacoma. With that lovely lake there, I believe it! I thoroughly enjoy seeing it when driving by it! Walking is even more of a pleasure. 

This is definitely a grand park to live near and I'm very glad I DO live near Tacoma Washington. I'm looking forward to plenty of adventures at this beautiful park. How about you? 




Comments (2)

Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com
President of Retirement Media Inc. - Braselton, GA
55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities

Kaye parks are a wonderful resource and it sounds like this is a nice one.  I love seeing the dogs running around and the kids playing T-ball is hilarious.

Feb 02, 2014 06:01 AM
Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

Hi Robert, They are - tho you definitely have to be cautious and constantly observant, just as when taking young kids to the park. In case of bigger dogs or gates left open, etc.  I know several friends who really love them though and they're especially handy for those in apartments. Have a grand week!  

Feb 03, 2014 02:56 PM