Pioneer Park is no longer about him. See, when Puyallup was becoming a city, founder Ezra Meeker donated the land that is now Pioneer Park so that the citizens would have a beautiful park in downtown.
Pioneer Park is still beautiful, but if you take a walk around and enjoy it you’ll notice a lot of other names beside “Meeker” plastered all around the park.
For years the majority of citizens have called the area around the park a “monument” to some of our recent and current councilmembers. They are intent of leaving a legacy of themselves around Puyallup to show future generations “what they did” for the city. A quick stroll around the park revealed the following:
Kathy Turner has her name on 8 plaques/bricks…………EIGHT!!!!!!
Mike Deal has his name on 6 plaques/bricks!!!!
Don Malloy has his name on 6 plaques/bricks!!!!
The Brouillet’s have their name on 6 plaques/bricks!!!!
Ezra Meeker has his name on 1 plaque. ONE!!!!!
If any of these council members claim that Pioneer Park isn’t a monument to themselves, just show them the numbers. You can lie about figures but figures don’t lie.
Click the keep reading button below to see pictures of the self-promotion.