Destination Point Defiance
|Coming to Point Defiance: Hammerheads,
new recreation space & more!
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.
Due to construction of a roundabout at Pearl Street, visitors should be aware of detours within the park. How to easily enter and exit the park during construction >
Construction Impacts: What's Happening
Week of March 12, 2018
Pearl Street Roundabout
- This week: There will be NO exit from the park from the Pearl Street access. SCI Infrastructure will be installing the storm drainage. They also will be grading in the roundabout work areas, including the curb and gutter areas.
- Visitors will see and hear relocated traffic flows and signage. construction activity, and hear heavy construction equipment noise and distractions. Expect distractions and short delays.
- Neighbors will see and hear construction activity and noise in the work area, along with modified traffic flows. Thank you for your patience.
- Traffic impacts: See map above. To leave the park follow detour signs to the the Mildred Street exit. There is no exit from the park to Pearl street, except for Ferry and boathouse traffic. Traffic flows into the park have been rerouted to allow continued flows into Point Defiance Park and Ferry Lanes. There will be some short delays and distractions and we thank you for your patience.
Work hours: 7 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday and occasional Saturdays.
Roundabout Construction Press Release >
Waterfront Phase I – Triangle
- This week continue landscaping the overlook.
- Visitors will see and hear a small landscape crew and a minimal amount of work until the weather changes.
- Neighbors will see and hear a small landscape crew and a minimal amount of work until the weather changes.
- Traffic impacts: will be minimal
Work hours: 7 am to 4:30 am
Waterfront Phase I - Peninsula
- This week we will continue the MSE Barrier and Moment Slab, landscaping the peninsula, and pouring small sidewalks.
- Visitors will see and hear a small crew on the peninsula landscaping, sidewalk crews, as well as some minor earthwork in lot A and moment barrier forming.
- Neighbors will see and hear a small crew on the peninsula landscaping, sidewalk crews, as well as some minor earthwork in lot A and moment barrier forming.
- Traffic impacts: will be minimal.
Work hours: 7 am-4:30 pm
- 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