A mile away, you’ll find Wapato Park - an urban park featuring a woodland area, a lake, walking trail, plus a historic pergola full of stunning and colorful scenery. Wapato has a number of trails that you can walk to explore the park, including one circling the lake that is approx .9 miles in length and you can’t beat the beautiful setting of the lake and forest. It’s best and most popular feature though is the off leash dog park! The off leash dog area has a smaller area for pups under 25 pounds, a space for larger pups and an upper dog area for all dogs. The park also provides waste bag stations and garbage bins to help keep the park clean. Water is also available for the pups, there’s a water faucet and bowl.
There’s one place that you absolutely must check out if you’re thinking about sprucing up the backyard - Earthwise Architectural Salvage a retail warehouse that’s full of both vintage and new doors, windows, lighting, hardware and lumber. They also offer a diverse assortment of architectural antiques including stained glass, wrought iron, pillars, posts, and columns and so much more. It’s the kind of place that helps all those Pinterest boards you have come to life.
This coming summer you can enjoy prime blueberry picking season at Charlotte’s Blueberry Park - 3 minutes away off East D Street, you’ll find more than 3,372 bushes, representing five varieties of blueberry, produce fruit. Picking season typically runs from July through September each year.
Just a couple of minutes away is the Red Dragon Teriyaki restaurant for excellent customer service and good food.
For more takeout options, The Tacoma Place shopping center is 7 minutes away, where you’ll find Popeyes, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, the best pho from Pho Ever Tacoma, Thai Hut, Famous Dave’s, Little Tokyo Teriyaki, Dairy Queen and Red Lobster. You can also find Winco in this shopping center too.
For essentials like groceries, medication, household items and gasoline, the Fred Meyer Shopping Center is just a couple blocks away.
Commuters will enjoy the quick access to I-5 and Highway 512.