October 22, 2012
Janet Bissell, community wellness coordinator, (253) 312-4458, email@example.com
Anne Winters, communications & public relations coordinator, 253-208-1897; firstname.lastname@example.org
Traffic Alert: Halloween-themed events at Point Defiance Park will impact drivers
Visitors to Point Defiance Park on Saturday, October 27 should be aware that the Pearl Street entrance to the park will close at 4 pm.
Two events are taking place at the park on the evening of October 27. The Black Cat Fun Run begins at 6 pm near the main entrance of the park and Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen, a Halloween storytelling event, takes place at 7 pm at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.
Parking will be available in the Fun Land parking lot for runners and walkers participating in the Black Cat fun run. Fun Land is located east of the Ferry road, near the Pearl Street entrance.
Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen participants can enter the park from Mildred Street and follow signs to the parking area near Fort Nisqually.
The Black Cat fun run will share a ½ mile stretch of Five Mile Drive with vehicles driving to Fort Nisqually. Traffic, which is not expected to be heavy due to the staggered start times of the events, will be controlled at all times by staff, orange traffic cones and extra lighting to insure pedestrian safety.
Detailed maps are available at www.MetroParksTacoma.org/Alert/.