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Owen Beach Improvements

DPTD_logo_bw JPGOwen Beach
at Point Defiance Park
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

Project Manager
Kristi Evans
(253) 305-1054
kristie@tacomaparks.com

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

Milestones (Estimated)

  • 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): Q4 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


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

Design Documents