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Envision Our Waterfront

What’s your vision for Tacoma's waterfront?

Metro Parks Tacoma and the City of Tacoma are taking a deep look at the community’s waterfront. We’re asking big questions and garnering big ideas. In the end, we want to produce a community vision for the Tacoma waterfront – what it looks like, what it offers, and how to improve it for future generations.

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

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