There’s no shortage of getting out and about around here - parks galore! Walk or ride your bike to Kandle Park – home to Tacoma’s outdoor pool with the first wave park! This Metro park also offers a playground that was updated in 1994, a spray-ground if you just want to play and cool down, skate park, basketball hoops, plenty of picnic sites, walking trails, an open field for flying kites and a community garden. 9 minutes away is Point Defiance Park and Zoo. Also home to 5 mile drive running and walking trails, Owen Beach where you can rent kayaks in the summer and the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum – crafts from the past, summer camps and family fun nights! Just don’t forget to stop at the famous Antique Sandwich Company for a homemade sandwich, milkshake or a slice of yummy pie for a picnic in the park or on the beach.
Get outdoors at Vassault Park, where you can find plenty of soccer practices happening right now. There’s also a playground, 2 baseball fields, 2 basketball courts, two tennis courts, restrooms, picnic tables and you can’t miss the sound of the ice cream truck heading your way for a sweet summertime treat.
New to Tacoma is the Central Co-op on Pearl Street - you’ll find specialized fresh, organic, and local foods + supplements. They have an amazing meat & seafood selection. If you’re cutting back on household waste, you’ll love their huge bulk section!
The ever developing Point Ruston has shopping & dining & entertainment! WildFin American Grill, Jewel Box Cafe, Farrelli’s Pizza, Stack 571, Ice Cream Social and live music in the summer! Enjoy the popular trail with grandiose views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains with even better views at the top of the Dune Peninsula! 11 acres of landscaped park property on the breakwater peninsula surrounding the Tacoma Yacht Club and connecting to the Point Defiance Park via the Wilson Way Bridge. Be sure to stop by the chutes and ladders style slides for a fun time! The sunsets and views of Mount Rainier will leave you in awe. Just opened to the public - get out and support local businesses at the Public Market. 30,000 sq ft of indoor shopping and dining. Get baked goods, cheese, wine, seafood, chocolate, fresh canned goods, art and toys.