11 acres of newly landscaped park property on the breakwater peninsula surrounding the Tacoma Yacht Club boat basin at Point Defiance Park.
Open July 6, 2019, you can now enjoy sweeping views on this 11-acre 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.
Project DetailsThanks to the approval the 2014 Parks and Zoo Bond by Tacoma voters, the ASARCO Superfund site has been transformed into a major waterfront attraction. The project broke ground in 2015. 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. On Feb. 12, 2018, the Park Board approved the name Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park for the highly anticipated space near the Tacoma Yacht Club. In addition, a winding, paved pedestrian loop on the site has been named Frank Herbert Trail.
ArtArtist Adam Kuby was commissioned to create Alluvion, a signature artwork for the new 11-acre park on the peninsula.
Capital projects at Point Defiance Park receive national award for historic restoration
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