Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park

Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park

Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park
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Rhiar23
Seattle, WA288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
On 3 November 1885 in a sordid act the city of Tacoma forcefully removed its Chinese population. The Chinese Reconciliation Park is a newly constructed and long overdue park which serves as a reminder and acknowledgement of that event. It’s a lovely spot on Puget Sound – quiet, serene and a wonderful place to watch the sunset over the Olympic Mountains. It’s not a huge park but wonderfully designed, with gravel paths, standing stones, grassy slopes, benches, bridges and of course the beach. At the eastern end is a Ting which was donated by the City of Fuzhou, China. All the materials came from Fuzhou and the Ting was completed in 2011. It’s a wonderful place to sit and read or visit with friends. There is a small parking lot underneath the overpass as well as many other parking spots along the waterfront and in Old Town. For a great afternoon pick a sunny day, go for a nice long walk along the waterfront and have a bite to eat along the way. Head for the Reconcilation Park in the late afternoon and enjoy the sunset. Wonderful!
Written 5 June 2013
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tmesiab
University Place, WA74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Family
Great little park in a great, but not great location.

I say that because you never can tell about the waterfront in the evenings. There are lots of teens and hoodlums that loiter about (regardless of cops driving through often) and I would not be surprised if your car did get broken into. But its a great locale also, due to the summer activities in the summer. There are tons of festivals, boating events, ect right there off Ruston Way. During the day there are plenty of people enjoying the water, the park and the views.

The park features great photo opps and a perfect view of the sunset. There's a large donated structure called Fuzhou Ting that can be rented for weddings, events, ect. Its really beautiful. There are statues and art pieces throughout with bits of history written out for you to learn.

I definitely recommend visiting.
Written 15 January 2014
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gerit3
Tacoma, WA27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Solo
Nice benches, good view of Commencement Bay and the Port of Tacoma, To many gulls. Difficult parking.
Written 24 April 2014
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KatiLu
Hershey, PA107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Probably a great experience when the weather is nice, but in December it was cold and rainy so that affects my perception. A very well done effort to reconcile how Asians were treated initially when coming to America. We need more of this.
Written 27 January 2023
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kidtaxi987
Concord, NH10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
Went here after having a nice day in Tacoma. Spent 10 minutes seeing the whole thing.
Not much background info and when we returned to the car our rental had the passenger window broken and things stolen from the car. Tacoma police were great Found the purse via find my iPhone app and there help.
Written 17 September 2013
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James L
Tacoma, WA12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Good effort. Placards are informative. Upkeep is the issue. Due to weather and (likely) inconsiderate visitors, this venue needs frequent repair.
Written 19 August 2015
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Mataturider
Seattle, WA157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Friends
As sad as the message is with this park, it is well planned out and gives its message straightforward, leaving you decide how and why Tacoma removed its Chinese residents. I found its simplicity powerful and thoughtful. It's nice I see a park like this and perhaps it will help us learn and heal by bringing to everyone's attention.

It's hard to find, but as soon as you go over the bridge, you will need to take a left and go back under the bridge, which is where the parking is located.
Written 10 September 2013
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46carpediem
Montreal, Canada135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
A very peaceful and informative (and small) park. It is well designed so you have to walk around to read the whole story about the Chinese being expelled from Tacoma in 1885. It seems to be a great place for wedding pictures for couples from all ethnicities!
Written 7 September 2017
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Susan M
Wood River, NE22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
Having driven past the park several times, we found the entrance and stopped to investigate as the park looked very serene. It was a pleasant walk and offered great educational opportunities to enlighten all to the struggles endured by the Chinese who came seeking a better life. Very tranquil.
Written 26 December 2016
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662marc
Minneapolis, MN269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
This is a truly unique park. It has a simple beauty of parks I saw in China, not to mention a wonderful view. It conveyed a shameful piece of Tacoma history yet left me with a serene feeling. I left with a positive impression of Tacoma and I thought how many other cities could use a reconciliation park to make some amends!
Written 11 October 2016
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