Monday, August 6th, 7pm

Tacoma's Parks Book Talk

Join authors Melissa McGinnis and Doreen Beard Simpkins as they talk about and sign copies of the new book Tacoma's Parks. The book is a photographic history of parks in Tacoma. From the founding of the first park in 1883, Tacoma has a rich history of green spaces. The Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma became Washington's first independent parks municipality in 1907. Today, Tacoma has over 57 parks covering 2700 acres.

Melissa McGinnis and Doreen Beard Simpkins have researched the history of Tacoma’s parks for more than 20 years. McGinnis works as the manager of historic assets for Metro Parks Tacoma, and Beard Simpkins served as the agency’s parks historian for the 2005 centennial celebration of Point Defiance Park.

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sweet pea
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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parks, photography, Tacoma history