Jack Hyde Park

Tacoma, Washington

Located on the water's edge in the Old Town area, the park was recently renamed in memory of Jack Hyde, former Tacoma mayor and leader in developing the Ruston Way waterfront. Don't miss the plaza below the grassy area - it's a great place to enjoy the view, which includes panoramic views of Commencement Bay, Vashon Island and the Olympic Mountains. The two-mile long scenic waterfront is a great place for walking, jogging or rollerblading. Fishing enthusiasts can find a place to drop their lines at the Les Davis pier. Public art projects add interest to a walk down Ruston Way, where you'll also find several restaurants.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 10th, 2018. Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jack Hyde Park is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 4th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Jack Hyde Park

Tacoma, Washington

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 10th, 2018. Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Located on the water's edge in the Old Town area, the park was recently renamed in memory of Jack Hyde, former Tacoma mayor and leader in developing the Ruston Way waterfront. Don't miss the plaza below the grassy area - it's a great place to enjoy the view, which includes panoramic views of Commencement Bay, Vashon Island and the Olympic Mountains. The two-mile long scenic waterfront is a great place for walking, jogging or rollerblading. Fishing enthusiasts can find a place to drop their lines at the Les Davis pier. Public art projects add interest to a walk down Ruston Way, where you'll also find several restaurants.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jack Hyde Park is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 4th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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