Welcoming “Mary and her dog Chip” to the Chambers Creek Properties
Newest addition to the Playground by the Sound
The Chambers Creek Foundation has added an outstanding public art statue to the popular Playground by the Sound at Pierce County's Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place. The Foundation recently received a donation of a bronze sculpture, entitled "Young Girl with Teddy Bear", affectionately known as “Mary and her dog Chip”. The installation occurred during the week of October 7th, with a public dedication ceremony on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:00 A.M.
The Kokich Family, commissioned 4 sculptures from well-known artist Larry Anderson in the late 90's, which have been in a private installation until recently. The Foundation has received one of the statues with a request that it be installed and maintained in the Park, "accessible to the general public for their enjoyment". The Foundation received approval from its partner, Pierce County, as well as the County Arts Commission to locate the sculpture near the Playground by the Sound in the North Meadow of the County's Regional Park.
This public art installation is the non-profit Foundation's latest addition to the North Meadow portion of the Park.