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Destination Point Defiance

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Coming to Point Defiance: Hammerheads,
new recreation space & more!
 

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Destination Point Defiance is a long-term comprehensive planning initiative started years ago to enhance the park’s experience and honor its character.

The capital improvement bond approved by voters in 2014 is funding much of the related construction work along with grants from the state RCO program, Washington State taxpayers, donors and other sources.
 

Construction Impacts: What's Happening

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Week of January 15, 2018  

Waterfront Phase I – Triangle

  • This week we will grade the base of boat trailer and prep for paving, and place sidewalk on the east boat trailer. We will also continue stripping formwork on the bridge.
  • Visitors will see and hear a small earthwork crew and one concrete pour. Additionally a crew working on stripping the formwork on the bridge will be present during day shift.
  • Neighbors will see and hear a small earthwork crew and one concrete pour. Additionally a crew working on stripping the formwork on the bridge will be present during day shift.
  • Traffic impacts: Traffic impacts will be minimal.
    Work hours: 7 am to 4:30 am

Waterfront Phase I - Peninsula

  • This week we will continue to grade for more pedestrian pavement, work on sail mound A Top and sail mound B Top. We will continue working on the MSE Wall as well.
  • Visitors will see and hear concrete pours and small landscaping crews as well as earthwork equipment in Lot A.
  • Neighbors will see and hear concrete pours and small landscaping crews as well as earthwork equipment in Lot A.
  • Traffic impacts: Traffic impacts will be minimal.
    Work hours: 7 am-4:30 pm

Pearl Street Roundabout

  • This month: Construction is expected to begin later this month. Read the press release
  • Traffic impacts: None
     

Environmental Learning Center

  • You’re invited to a celebration!
    January 27, 2018
    11 am- 2 pm

    Join us in the Environmental Learning Center and throughout Point Defiance for tons of fun, free activities to celebrate the opening of the ELC. Start with a short program in the ELC at 11 a.m. Then, take a tour around the building from SAMi students, see the work they’ve been creating and learn more about what Point Defiance has to offer. Read more about the event >
     
  • Learn more about the ELC >

New Aquarium

  • This week: Completion of the in-tank rockwork. On-going MEP installations, wall framing, roofing.
  • Visitors will see and hear increased traffic and general construction noise.
  • Park neighbors will see and hear increased traffic and general construction noise.
  • Traffic impacts: increased traffic.
    Work hours: Monday-Saturday, 5 am-11 pm
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