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. 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.
4 miles away and practically in your backyard is the Swan Creek Park & Trail. This 373 acre park is great for walking and mountain biking, a community garden, wooded canyon and upland forest. The river features salmon, the walking trail is 3.7 miles, dogs are allowed but must be leashed and this area is open year round.
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.
Spruce up your yard or home with the help of the Portland Avenue Nursery - they specialize in rare trees & plants as well as cedar furniture & landscape decor.
Best Happy Hour and Weekend Fare - Top of Tacoma is just a mile away and is a fun bar/tavern experience. It has some of the most unusual, unique and best tasting foods around. Definitely not your standard bar fare. Bonus - they have happy hours twice a day! Their dining experience inside has changed, so if you aren’t ready to dine out yet, you can order takeout like their Bluey Lewis Chicken Sandwich, Turkey Burger with Truffle Aioli, and other delicious burger and sandwich combos (check their Facebook page for updates!)
When dining out nearby check out Vuelve a la Vida -a spacious Mexican establishment serving up ample plates of classic entrees in a casual upbeat setting less than a mile away Their enchilada mole is amazing and so is their homemade guacamole.