ENTERTAINMENT FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

Norpoint Park, Tacoma, Washington
Client:

Metro Parks Tacoma

Size:

19 acres
Completed in 2010

Services:

Landscape Architecture

Leadership Team:

Mark Sindell

Markets:

Civic

“We really like this park! We love the splash park, it is a neat idea and well-maintained. A lot of interesting playground toys make this place fun and unique!”

Otto R, Visitor

GGLO led the master planning and design for Norpoint Park, which is one of only five “signature parks” in the Tacoma Park District. The 19- acre site includes a significant wetland, wooded hillsides and a large community recreation center. The public facilitation process led to the goal of re-connecting the surrounding community to nature and their neighbors by celebrating and enhancing the existing natural features of the park.

Design features include a sprayground, custom restroom building with greenroof, community plaza, skate plaza, playfields, playground, and an extensive trails network and raingardens. The project included a rigorous public process that identified key elements and led to the program of the park. CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) principles were integrated throughout the Park’s design.