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Destination Point Defiance

Destination Point Defiance LogoDestination 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

Waterfront Phase I – Triangle
  • This week we will pour the Lot B ramp, grade drainage ditches, grade Lot A for liner placement, install liner in Lot A.
  • Visitors will see and hear: forklift, work trucks, generators,concrete trucks, sweeper truck.
  • Neighbors will see and hear: forklift, work trucks, generators,concrete trucks, sweeper truck.
  • Traffic impacts:  Traffic impacts will be minimal. North Waterfront Dr closed. Lot B Closed. Boat Trailer Parking partially closed.
  • Work hours: 7 am to 4:30 am

Waterfront Phase I - Peninsula

  • This week we will work on punch list items site wide. Sweeping. Clean up. Fire suppression installation.
  • Visitors will see and hear: Work trucks, temporary fencing, fork lift.
  • Neighbors will see and hear: Work trucks, temporary fencing, fork lift .
  • Traffic impacts: Peninsula parking lot and park is still closed.
  • Work hours: 7 am-4:30 pm

Project Funding

The capital improvement bond approved by voters in 2014 is funding much of the related construction work.

Other funding sources include:

  • Metro Parks 2014 capital improvement bond
  • Metro Parks 2005 capital improvement bond
  • Tacoma Public Schools 2013 capital construction bond (Environmental Learning Center)
  • City of Tacoma
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • ASARCO settlement
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund
  • Washington Wildlife and Recreation Fund
  • Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Zoo Society

Contact Us

 

General Inquiries
Marty Stump
Design and Construction Manager
(253) 305-1078
martys@tacomaparks.com

Waterfront Phase I
Dune Peninsula, Wilson Way, Triangle area
Roger Stanton
(253) 305-1082
rogers@tacomaparks.com

Owen Beach Improvements
Kristi Evans
(253) 305-1054
kristie@tacomaparks.com

Parking & Circulation Improvements
(253) 305-1017
tomd@tacomaparks.com

Zoo Projects
Fred Ramey
(253) 404-3802
fred.ramey@pdza.org

 

Send a Letter
  • Feedback about capital improvement projects can be mailed to:
    Metro Parks Tacoma attn: Destination Point Defiance
    4702 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA 98405