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Owen Beach Improvements

New restrooms, improved parking and a second picnic shelter are among proposed changes on the drawing board for Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park.

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We'd like your feedback!

  1. Take a look at the  proposed design options (pdf) or watch the video below
  2. Submit feedback online
     

Watch Now: Owen Beach Presentation at Open House 2-10-18


Milestones

  • Beach Pop-up Meeting: Aug 26, 2016
  • Community Meeting #1: Dec 7, 2016
  • Community Meeting #2: Feb 10, 2018
  • Community Meeting #3: TBD
  • Design & Permitting: Q3 2017-Q3 2019
  • Construction (Park Closed): Q2 2019 - Q2 2020
  • Grand Re-opening: Q3 2020

Funding

  • $3.1m Construction Budget
  • State RCO Grant & 2014 Park Bond

Improvements

  • Improve existing facilities
  • Renovate and add restrooms
  • Renovate and add picnic shelter
  • Concession/Kayaks
  • Parking and access
  • Create engaging and appropriate playspace
  • Upgrade utilities and fire safety
  • Improve beach access
  • View all proposed design options (pdf)

Guiding Principles

  • Design for a more equitable experience with greater access & mobility options
  • Restore ecological functions and aesthetics
  • Respond to the cultural and social history of the tribes & all park users

Questions/Comments? Contact Project Administrator Kristi Evans at (253) 305-1054.
 

Excerpts from the Feb. 10 open house presentation

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