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Dune Peninsula

Opening Saturday, July 6

Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park and Wilson Way bridge

Beginning Saturday, July 6 you’ll be able to enjoy sweeping views on the 11-acre  Dune Peninsula park, or walk, run and bicycle across the 605-foot-long, 50-foot-tall  Wilson Way bridge which links Point Defiance Park to Ruston Way.

A Community Celebration event is planned in September to coincide with Downtown to Defiance. Additional information will be added at as the details are finalized.

Thanks to approval of the 2014 Parks and Zoo Bond by Tacoma voters, the ASARCO Superfund site has been transformed into a major waterfront attraction.

Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park is big enough to accommodate public gatherings, it is 11 acres of newly landscaped park property on the breakwater peninsula surrounding the Tacoma Yacht Club boat basin. It is a unique location with an unparalleled perspective on both the bay and the sky above.

In 2018, the Park Board approved the name Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park for this highly anticipated space near the Tacoma Yacht Club. In addition, a winding, paved pedestrian loop on the peninsula has been named Frank Herbert Trail.

Artist Adam Kuby was commissioned to create Alluvion, a signature artwork for the new 11-acre park on the peninsula.  Learn more about Alluvion.

The Dune Peninsula Pavilion is a reservable space and will be available for picnics, small parties and events. Rental customers have use of indoor and outdoor spaces. There is no kitchen but there is a double sink. Electricity is available and there is heat in the building.  Learn more about reserving the pavilion.