Pioneer Park

Concerts in the Park 2016

April 27, 2016 Entertainment, Puyallup

Each year the Puyallup Parks & Recreation brings us Concerts in the Park. The 2016 events will be held at Puyallup’s Pioneer Park (325 South Meridian) and Bradley Lake Park on South Hill (531 31st Ave S). This year they will have “Noon Tunes for Kids” which will run in the afternoon for an hour. It’s a mixture of music and activities for the kids. The “Noon Tunes for Kids” starts on July 5th 2016. The Family Series Concerts inRead More

Puyallup Public Library

Education is a powerful thing. It is one of the most important things Ezra Meeker, our Puyallup pioneer, valued highly. The power of education not only enhances literacy, it creates inspiration and imagination. It can not only inspire yourself but help inspire others. Before Puyallup was even a city, there has always been a library. Before the land cut down to a manageable level by Ezra Meeker, his wife Eliza Jane was lending out books from Puyallup’s Pioneer Park. SheRead More

Ezra Meeker Statue & Cabin in Pioneer Park

October 6, 2015 Education, Puyallup

As I was driving down Meridian yesterday, I came across the sun shinning down on the Ezra Meeker statue and the ivy cabin area where his home originally was built before the Meeker Mansion we know today. Ezra and his family lived in the cabin for 26 years! The ivy was actually planted by his wife Eliza Jane to provide shade for the cabin in 1864. The ivy continued to flourish (as we all know it does) many years afterRead More

The Hop Industry in the Puyallup Valley

September 23, 2015 Downtown, Puyallup

Growing hops was important to the development of Puyallup. Pioneer Ezra Meeker was known as the hops king of the World when this photo was taken about 1890. The hops boom went bust in 1891. A brief History…. When settlers first began arriving in the valley in 1854 they found the valley floor consisted of dense strands of cedar and cottonwood trees, with often dense brush that was very difficult to remove with the tools available to them. Many ofRead More

Puyallup Farmers Market

June 18, 2015 Farmers Market, Puyallup

The Puyallup Farmers Market is one of the best places to get fresh organic vegetables. If you like fresh organic grown vegetables and fruit then you need to check out the Puyallup Farmers Market which is another attraction that you just can’t miss. I usually go for the food, however, they have crafts and music as well. You’ll find the Farmers Market right in Pioneer Park. The same park where Ezra Meeker’s statue and cabin once stood. 2015 Season TheRead More