Wilson Way

5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

(253) 305-1082

Project Administrator: Roger Stanton

The 600-foot-long, 50-foot-tall Wilson Way bridge and trail links Point Defiance Park to Ruston Way.

Latest Updates

Open July 6, 2019, you can now enjoy the 50-foot-tall Wilson Way bridge which links Point Defiance Park to Ruston Way.
The elevated walkway creates multi-use access into the park from Ruston Way. It is the long-sought “missing link” trail between the two and a critical piece of the goal to connect Tacoma’s downtown and beyond to Point Defiance Park. More than a bridge, Wilson Way is a moment, with spans that cross 50 feet in the air to create a space for people to enjoy spectacular views of Puget Sound. On Oct. 10, 2016, the Park Board honored the longtime service of retired Executive Director Jack C. Wilson by naming the future multi-use bridge Wilson Way. President Hanberg spoke of the district’s numerous accomplishments under Wilson’s leadership for 17 years and noted Wilson’s commitment to ensuring access and community involvement throughout the park system.