By Steve Dunkelberger

Tacoma Weekly

Years of planning and months of construction have ended. Classes are now in session as Metro Parks’ new South Tacoma Activities and Recreation Center – STAR Center – opened May 19 with a showcase of fun.

Complete with a fun run, ceremonial flag raising, a flash mob and music, STAR Center’s playground and dance rooms are now active, with children laughing and adults hovering around demonstration kitchen stovetops now that the formality of a grand opening is over.