Tacoma’s Peoples Park reopening, public art dedication May 22

Metro Parks Tacoma and the City of Tacoma’s Art Commission next week will mark the completion of a wide range of improvements to Peoples Park in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood.

Some of the new park project improvements include tree plantings, bike racks, perimeter sidewalk repairs, decorative fencing, picnic tables and benches, irrigation upgrades, trees, landscape improvements, a new stage at the lower end of the park, and relocation of the play area and basketball court. The work was funded by an $84.3 million parks improvement bond measure approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November 2005.

The public is invited to participate in a celebration on Weds., May 22 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Peoples Park. The event will include the dedication of a new public art installation created by Paul Rucker and Fab-5, a performance by DASH Center for the Arts, live music, and light refreshments provided by the surrounding neighborhood businesses. Peoples Park is located at 900 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

More information is available online at metroparkstacoma.org/peoples-park.