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Wright Park

Location
501 South I St. / 6th Ave. at S Yakima Ave.

Completed Projects in Your Park
Phase 2: Playground, sprayground and restroom remodel. Phase 2 was completed and a reopening celebration, Play in Peace Day, held on May 20, 2011. 
Phase 1: Improvements created a longer view of the park and featured design elements that improve safety and security: the south entry and bowling green, north entry, renovation of the maintenance building, relocation of the basketball court and renovation of the pond. Phase 1 was completed and a reopening celebration held on May 10, 2008.
Wright Park Master Plan (approved by the Board on 02/14/05)

Play in Peace Day - May 20, 2011
View some images from the grand re-opening celebration. To quote Olivia (former McCarver 5th grader) 'It felt like we were closing the door on the past, and opening a window to the future'.

 
View larger invitation to the May 20,2011 Play in Peace Day.

Phase II - Play 'n Sprayground
A new playground and sprayground, landscaping, bike racks, picnic tables, benches, trash receptacles, a water fountain and 4 interpretive/way finding signs. Removed the old restroom and playground which created a new outdoor performance area and pathway.

Park Before Park After
Restroom Area Before Restroom Area After
Playground After Playground After
Sprayground After Sprayground After
Landscaping After Landscaping After
Bike Rack After Park Bench After
Pathway Before Pathway After

 
05/20/11 Play in Peace Day
05/16/11 Project Complete
10/22/09 & 11/12/09 & 12/01/09 UWT Urban Studies Cooperation with McCarver Elementary School on the Zina Linnik Project at Wright and McCarver Parks  03/07/08 Project Start

Budget Phase 2: $1,538,796.05 
Includes $150,796 from 2005 UTGO Bond Funds, a $438,000 RCO Grant and $950,000 from Greater Metro Parks Foundation (including a $100,000 Starbucks Grant). Fundraising was handled by the Greater Metro Parks Foundation as part of the Zina Linnik Project at Wright and McCarver Parks. Actual project cost was $1,427,798.14. Remaining budget of $64,525.04 is being returned to Greater Metro Parks Foundation and $46,472.87 is being returned to Washington State Recreation & Conservation Grant. 

Work Completed by:
Design - SiteWorkshop
Construction - Wyser Construction

Project Manager - Kristi Evans, 253-305-1054 / TTY 253-759-9286
 





Click Arrows to Scroll Through Wright Park Construction & Re-Opening Celebration Images
   

Phase I Improvements created a longer view of the park and featured design elements that improve safety and security: the south entry and bowling green, north entry, renovation of the maintenance building, relocation of the basketball court and renovation of the pond. Phase 1 was completed and a reopening celebration held on May 10, 2008. Read more details about the work that was done during Phase I to restore the historic grandeur of Wright Park.
Pond Before Pond After
Restroom Before Restroom After
Lion Statues Before Lion Statues After
Pond Statue Before Pond Statue After
Maiden Statues Before Maiden Statues After
Maintenance Building Before Maintenance Building After
Basketball Court Before Basketball Court After
Lawn Bowling Green Before Lawn Bowling Green After
Horseshoes Before Horseshoes After
Central Path Before Central Path After

 
05/10/08 Re-Opening Celebration - View Flyer 
04/24/08 Bates and Tacoma Power partner on Wright Park surveying project
March 2008 Substantial Completion
12/27/07 The two lion statues were returned to new granite bases at the south end of Wright Park. Repairs were made while they were offsite and they will now receive another two coats of paint. Check out The News Tribune story.
06/27/06 Community Meeting to review designs resulting from citizen comments and prioritization 
04/18/06 Community Meeting to provide input on the priority of Wright Park improvements
March 2006 Project Start

Budget Phase 1: The Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005, provided $4,000,000 for Phase I.

Work Completed by
 Designer - Site Workshop of Seattle
 Construction - Wade Perrow Construction

Project Manager - Kristi Evans, 253-305-1054 / TTY 253-759-9286

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2011 2:09 PM