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Ross Plaza

Subfacility of City of DuPont Parks & Open Spaces


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Food Options in Area
  3. Garbage Receptical
  4. Interpretive/ Educational Signage
  5. Landscaped Gardens
  6. Monument/ Memorial
  7. Open Turf Area
  8. Parking
  9. Picnic Tables
  10. Street Parking
  11. Walking Paths (Paved)

The Plaza is within the central business district of DuPont and holds many community events such as Memorial Day and the annual Tree Lighting during the Holiday season. The plaza also has the City of DuPont Global War on Terrorism memorial which honors the names of DuPont citizens who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation. On the eastern end of the park on Ross Loop you can find the ballot drop box during election times. Per DuPont Municipal Code (DMC), pets are not allowed on park/ plaza property. 

Ross Plaza is named after the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) employee and proud Scotsman Charles George Ross Jr. He worked for both the HBC nd the Puget Sound Agricultural Company, both which centered their Puget Sound Operations around Fort Nisqually which resided on the land that is now DuPont. He spent much of his time at the fort and at various company-owned farms between the Nisqually and Puyallup Rivers. He married Catherine Tumalt, a Nisqually woman, and had eleven kids together. His father was a chief fur trader for the HBC and established Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island. 

It is a common misconception that the plaza is named in honor of past DuPont resident and Medal of Honor recipient Wilburn K. Ross. Shortly after his passing, the City dedicated after getting off Exit 118 for Center Drive in his honor. Wilburn asked that Ross Loop and Ross Ave be named after a town police officer whom shared his last name.