Metro Parks released the following today:
June 10, 2015
Michael Thompson, Public Information Officer, (253) 305-1092; firstname.lastname@example.org
Road access into Point Defiance Park will be limited Saturday morning; Vassault Park also affected
The 43rd Running of the Sound to Narrows Race will take place Saturday, June 13, and road access into Point Defiance Park will be limited:
· Mildred Street entrance: Closed from 6 to 11 a.m.
· Pearl Street entrance: Closed to all traffic until the last runner/walker is through. Metro Parks anticipates all runners will be out of the park by 11 a.m.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Point Defiance Park will be open during the event Parking can be found nearby in Ruston or North Tacoma. The outer loop gate to Five Mile Drive will open at its regular time of 1 p.m.
Vassault Park’s parking lot also will be closed Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, to allow for race staging. The park’s field will be closed all summer to allow turf to grow after last year’s soil remediation program.
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Established in 1907 by Tacoma voters, Metro Parks Tacoma was the first independent park district created in Washington State.