Located in the heart of Tacoma and nestled between the Stadium and Business District is one of the cities finest landmarks, Wright Park. The Park was established in 1886 from land donated by Charles B. Wright on behalf of the Tacoma Land Company. The Park was designed by Bavarian landscape architect, Edward Otto Schwagerl. Encompassing 27 acres, this arboretum is home to more than 616 trees, with over 128 individual species. The W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory was built in 1907 in a Victorian style, and contains over 550 different plant species in its collection.
Wright Park has undergone tremendous improvements and renovations over the past several years. The Park is host to several amenities such as Bocce Ball (Lawn Bowling Greens), Horse Shoe Pits, Basketball Courts, a modern Playground and Wading Pool as well! Centrally located within a hub of local activity, Wright Park offers a year round destination for all manner of casual recreation and leisure.
The Music and Art in Wright Park Festival is currently on an extended hiatus, but the park is also host to many other community events each year, including Ethnic Fest and Tacoma Hempfest.
You can find out more information on upcoming events and activities and Park history too, right here at Wright Park at Metro Parks!
Learn more about the Wright Park Arboretum on Wikipedia!