I calculated Pointer to be even steeper for a short distance. Use your gears.
I think it might be faster to make a right at the tennis courts on to Sherwood. You do have speed bumps then, but I've found big bike tires are pretty good at rolling over them. Going NW, the stop sign on Park is Vista, which becomes 23rd, so that should be good access too.
Park to Salmon is only if you have good brakes. I won't ride it on my steel rimmed bike if there is wet roads or the threat of rain. That bike wont make the stop sign on Park, or the bottom of Salmon! Watch the buses parked down the road from the school. They force you to take the lane since they block the shoulder.