Friday, June 30, 2006

A Walk in the (Pugnetti) Park

You may have wondered about that small spot of green at downtown's "100% corner" at 21st & Pacific. This "pocket" park is named for the late Don Pugnetti, editor of The News Tribune, who died in 1986 after a long bout with cancer.

Nestled against the parking lot for the WA History Museum and just across the street from the University of Washington Tacoma campus and the growing retail district anchored by The Harmon, Pugnetti Park illustrates the advice Project for Public Spaces dispensed in May. If vacant green spots just drew people like magnets, surely this park would be filled--but it's not.

Nonetheless, it's got potential; therefore it's number eight on our ongoing list of great public spaces in downtown.

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