Little Waterfall, Wapato Park
“Wapato Park was the site of a major WPA [Works Progress Administration] work project. Sherman Ingalls, Metropolitan Park District Supervisor at Wapato directed the project and designed the park improvements. The WPA built bridges, boat and bathhouse, modern kitchen with hot and cold water; installed electrical outlets; graded, leveled and seeded the park; built modern ball fields, a sandy bathing beach, and a stone entrance; cleared roads and pathways, and developed Alpine gardens and a lily pond.” (“History of Wapato Park.”)
Metro Parks Tacoma, “History of Wapato Park,” http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/history-wapato-park/, accessed July 24, 2014.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on October 27, 2014.
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