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

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.


Roundabout Update!
Good news! The roundabout at the park entrance has been fully paved. There are no more detours to enter or exit the park.

Drivers should be aware that there will be periodic traffic interruptions as the contractor completes the balance of the paving, signage, lighting, striping, irrigation, landscaping, etc.

Remaining Detours:

  • Pedestrian detours are still in place. The sidewalks aren’t complete on the project, specifically on the east side. View pedestrian routes >
  • Vehicle detours: There are vehicle detours around Park Avenue since there is no through traffic and permanent curbs or signage are not in place to close off that access.

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Construction Impacts: What's Happening

Week of June 18, 2018  

Pearl Street Roundabout

  • This week: Crews are continuing work in the roundabout and landscaping areas. Last week the sign ironwork was placed. Continued patina will occur as the sign becomes richer in depth and dimensions.
  • Visitors will see work crews in the roundabout center island as they complete the aesthetic features of the project.
  • Neighbors will see and hear workers completing the sign and landscaping areas being completed.
  • Traffic impacts: minimal traffic impacts
  • Work hours: 7 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Waterfront Phase I – Triangle

  • This week we will continue on slope restoration at the boat trailer parking lot and bluff. CIP wall work will begin near the soil nail wall.
  • Visitors will see and hear: a slinger truck, with landscape crews, and carpenter crews near the soil nail wall.
  • Neighbors will see and hear: a slinger truck, with landscape crews, and carpenter crews near the soil nail wall.
  • Traffic impacts:  Traffic impacts will be minimal.
  • Work hours: 7 am to 4:30 am

Waterfront Phase I - Peninsula

  • This week we will continue on the pavilion and guardshack, and place utilities at the entrance.
  • Visitors will see and hear: earthwork and utility installation at the entrance to the yacht club, with minor work occuring around the peninsula.
  • Neighbors will see and hear: earthwork and utility installation at the entrance to the yacht club, with minor work occuring around the peninsula.
  • Traffic impacts: Traffic impacts will be minimal.
  • Work hours: 7 am-4:30 pm
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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