Metro Parks Tacoma: Open house scheduled for proposed Eastside Community Center

Metro Parks Tacoma will hold an open house next month to discuss a plan under way to build a new state-of-the-art community center on Tacoma’s east side.

In October, Metro Parks Tacoma officials announced a feasibility study had begun for the new community center, which is being considered in response to concerns of neighborhood residents who have advocated for healthy, safe activities for local youth. The study aims to address service gaps and community needs in the areas of health and recreation activities, social gathering spaces, and educational and cultural opportunities. It is planned for completion early next year. The study is a partnership between the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks TacomaTacoma Housing Authority, and Tacoma Public SchoolsMetro Parks Tacoma is also inviting residents to participate in a survey online here.

The upcoming open house will be held on Weds., Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Avenue Community Center, located at 3513 Portland Ave., in Tacoma. Meeting topics include site and building design concepts, use program refinements, and project finances.