Visiting the Blueberry park

I recently took a quick trip to visit Charlotte’s Blueberry Park in Tacoma.

I’d never been before, but thought it would make a great activity for me and my “little sister.” Luckily, for those of you in the area, the blueberries weren’t quite ripe enough so there’s still time to get some!

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The Blueberry Park is at 7402 East D Street off of 72nd Street. According to the Metro Parks Tacoma website, it started out as a farm in 1929. Today, it’s a public park that has a group of dedicated volunteers who keep it maintained so it can continue to offer delicious blueberries for all.

There are some paved trails for walking or bike riding and even benches and tables for relaxing. Some of the bushes are in an area that isn’t all that maintained, but I hear that’s where you can find berries that may have been overlooked!

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You can learn more about the Friends of Blueberry Park on their website. The prime picking days are somewhere between July through September, but I’ve heard that if you wait too long the bushes will be picked clean by the end of the summer.

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My little (I’m taking part in the Big Sister, Little Sister program) and I were only able to pick about two dozen before we decided to get some ice cream instead.

– Veronica Sandate Craker

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  1. Randy Craker says:

    How cool…and I love that you have a little sister…you are good!

    *Randall J. Craker*

    Superintendent

    Northwest District Church of the Nazarene

    *rjcraker@nwdistrict.org*

    509-466-0452

    *From:* Traveling the PNW [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] *Sent:* Friday, July 21, 2017 5:19 AM *To:* rjcraker@nwdistrict.org *Subject:* [New post] Visiting the Blueberry park

    travelingthepnw posted: “I recently took a quick trip to visit Charlotte’s Blueberry Park in Tacoma. I’d never been before, but thought it would make a great activity for me and my “little sister.” Luckily, for those of you in the area, the blueberries weren’t quite ripe enoug”

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