RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Dec. 1, 2009 at 8:04pm

Time to Clean up Larry Frost Memorial Park

for those who cant donate $, but want to make a positive impact

Say you can't drive to Lakewood or hard times have left you with no money to donate, but you still would like to show respect to the THIN BLUE LINE, may I suggest joining me and your friendly neighborhood FROST PARK CHALKIES in the traditional December park scrub!

frost park

Come as a group or whenever works best for you. Do what you can... you don't need a god damn gasoline powered leaf blower... bring a bucket of water and scrub brush... doesn't take much.  Cleaning chalk off the vertical surfaces is the main thing as the flat surfaces have been washed by mother nature.  Bring a paper bag... pick up some litter.   

frost park

Probably the most important side effect of cleaning the park is that other folks see you cleaning it and it makes those folk feel good. 

We need a little bit of that right now. 

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I'm thinking Friday at noon.  

See ya. 

Your friend, 


comments [15]  |  posted under art, community, nice2police, tacoma


by Erik on 12/1/2009 @ 8:43pm
Good idea!


by Gini Ruth on 12/1/2009 @ 8:45pm
I will be there with my bucket and brush.

by NineInchNachos on 12/1/2009 @ 9:12pm
Super!! thanks Gini!

by Dmitri on 12/2/2009 @ 6:42am
Friday at noon. An excellent alternative. I'm there.

by Wings_of_Change on 12/2/2009 @ 11:17pm
Jon and I will try and make it.

by L.S.Erhardt on 12/2/2009 @ 11:25pm
Working, sorry amigos.

by Dave_L on 12/3/2009 @ 12:39am
We have kind of adopted Lincoln High grad Larry Frost and his Park. I thought of him and the families after the tragic shootings of the Lakewood Police Officers. In some ways Frost Park seems like a more fitting place to pay respect than the Tacoma Dome. I noticed the Frost Park Christmas Tree was lit, and a cleaned-up Park, including the walls that are borrowed every Friday, would be fitting. Thanks for the post, R.R. (Water available in the auction area of Sanford & Son, or I suppose even the fountain by the bus stop.) I almost want to ask Stowe to add four more portraits for the main wall, but I don't know if I could handle that. In a time where the City has just approved naming certain areas after Tacoma citizens, it seemed an appropriate time to share an image from the dedication of Officer Larry Frost Park. Family in attendance at the dedication included Larry's father, retired Sgt. Leland Frost, a brother, patrol officer Marvin, and a cousin, investigator David Frost.

Bob Lane of the TNT reported, "In a prayer of dedication, a police chaplain, the Rev. Win Kingen, gave thanks to God for the service of the Frosts and others in making Tacoma a place where 'justice, mercy, and peace shall mark the affairs of our community." Master of ceremonies Robert Deutscher said, "Too seldom do we pause to appreciate the hazards that many of our city's employees must confront and overcome each day." He noted "the courage routinely exhibited by them and their families." This message resonates clearly this week. It was former Councilman Dick Sonntag who had sponsored the resolution that dedicated the park to the memory of Larry Frost and other city employees. Mayor Mike Parker said the city is "a better for their service....I'm proud to be mayor of a city where people care about each other."

by NineInchNachos on 12/3/2009 @ 7:57am
Thanks for the idea DAVE L !

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 12/3/2009 @ 9:28am
Dave L, thanks for the article about the dedication of Frost Park. Thanks also for bringing up one of the great beat reporters the Trib had, Bob Lane.

by Nick on 12/3/2009 @ 10:24am
Friday @ noon?


by NineInchNachos on 12/4/2009 @ 10:28am
i'll be bringing one (1) bucket of water and one (1) scrub brush.

Looks like a chilly/invigorating scrub day :)

by Adam the Alien on 12/4/2009 @ 12:23pm
I was planning on making this, but I didn't feel too well upon waking up this morning. :-(

by KevinFreitas on 12/4/2009 @ 1:07pm
I joined Nick, RR (shown below), Dmitri, and Gini cleaning up this noon hour.

Thanks to Officer Frost and all the amazing men and women who selflessly serve our communities every day.

by NineInchNachos on 12/4/2009 @ 1:20pm
thank you kevin, heroic effort scrubbing off the spider man from the cement cliff!

by Dave_L on 12/4/2009 @ 2:52pm
Thanks, people - I've been watching here from the 3-6-0 (Oly) and can't wait to drive by later and see the results.
BTW, for the Lakewood Officers, there's the Tacoma Dome memorial Dec. 8th, an event at the DuPont Forza this afternoon, and Forza has a Paypal donation fund set-up on their website. Let's hope their employees are recovering as best as can be expected.


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