Envision Our Waterfront
How would YOU improve Tacoma’s waterfront?
Head over to the Center at Norpoint , pick up a marker and jot down your ideas on the big, three-panel photo display of Tacoma’s Ruston Way waterfront.
What should you say? Tell us how YOU would improve our waterfront.
We’re asking because Metro Parks and the City of Tacoma are taking a deep look at Ruston Way in particular and Tacoma’s waterfront in general. The aim is to work with the community to create a vision for the waterfront well into the future – what it looks like, what it offers, and how it can be improved.
So keep an eye out for the traveling photo display. You may already have written on it at Downtown to Defiance in September. It will be at Portland Avenue Community Center for a couple of weeks and then ... who knows? The waterfront belongs to everyone no matter where they live in Tacoma, so look for it in community centers and other public locations.
We need your help
Whether you use Ruston Way regularly or think you might in the future, we will need to hear your voice and ideas. Please sign up for email updates and we'll notify you when there is a public meeting, survey or other way you can provide input.
Equity, access and the need for infrastructure improvements are driving the process. Ruston Way already is a premier recreation destination for Tacoma. It is also in need of critical upgrades.Thirty years of saltwater, plus rising sea levels mean we need to identify where to put our resources. We need you to help us envision the future of your Tacoma waterfront.
Questions? Want to get involved?
Contact Andrew Austin, Metro Parks government affairs manager, at (253) 305-1021 or at firstname.lastname@example.org