Hey, Tacoma, have you heard this is a new splash pad/sprayground on Ruston Way?
It’s at the Point Ruston end of Ruston Way, where you’ll also fine a super cute playground, a nice stretch of pavement for your new bike riders (or strollers), and a growing number of shops and restaurants. Yes, they’re all open to the public.
Several readers have already checked it out and had a blast! Melissa took this picture and describes it as a cross between a rocky fountain and a simple spray park. She added, ” It’s fun – the water squirts up in a pattern that makes it look like fish jumping/swimming upstream, matching the stonework on the ground.“
Currently the water is on from noon-10PM This is a correction from the time we listed earlier. Be sure to read Jill’s comment about how cool it looks at night!
The Point Ruston folks tell me hours will be expanded this summer, though with this warm weather it’s already getting plenty of action!
A few of you wrote in that you were a little confused about the restroom and parking situation still, so I went straight to our Point Ruston Friends.
@SoundsFunMom There is ample parking in the large parking structure as one enters from the roundabout off Ruston Way.Public restrooms are between the new fish and chips window and the main entrance to WildFin!
*Note from SFM: Since this post was written the parking garage has started charging. You can get validation from businesses you visit, but read the signage and follow the directions if you park here*
And, finally, as you’ll see in the comments, a couple of eagle eyed readers wondered what to make of the sign about the water quality. Essentially that’s the same kind of sign they put up near swimming pools-it’s a caution for thirsty dogs, not playing kiddos.
If you need to fuel up while you’re down there, Ruston Way is always fun to explore, and there are a growing number of spots to eat in the Point Ruston complex. Leave a comment if you have a favorite!