The people who live in Midland fought through the spring to keep their park usable, then realized that the struggle was a good thing. Saturday, they’ll celebrate their work, and their future, with a barbecue and potluck from 3 p.m. to sunset at Dawson Playfield.
They got to know each other while trying to persuade Pierce County Parks & Recreation not to drop maintenance at Dawson Park. When that didn’t work, they organized a Saturday of civil disobedience, showing up on their riding mowers and cutting the grass. When that got parks and rec’s attention, they set up a …