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Located on the north side of downtown Tacoma, this little park is filled with a number of benches and some open space areas that are attractively planted. It is placed directly above the cut that was made when they built Interstate 705, but thankfully the retaining wall blocks some (but not all) of the traffic noise.
The park features a fairly nice view in places, including Mount Rainier under the right weather conditions (look southeast near the 11th Street Bridge - you should see it just beyond the bridge). In the distance you can see the other Cascade Mountains (if it is a clear day!).
The park also features a statue that is a memorial to the lumber industry workers. The statue is called "Clearing the Way" and is intended to symbolize those nameless who prepared the way for the construction of Tacoma.
There is also a reasonably good sized totem pole here, once considered the world's largest, with it's own set of stories, and is reasonably worthy of its own entry.
How to Get Here:
The park runs on the east side of A street between approximately South 7th Street and South 9th Street. It is approximately two blocks from the "Theatre District" (South 8th Street and Commercial Street) station of the Tacoma LINK streetcar. There are a number of street-side parking places, but many of them seem to be occupied much of the time. There are a number of bus routes nearby as well.
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