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Swan Creek Park Improvements

Swan Creek Park Phase I
Several upgrades, including a 20-stall parking lot near the existing community garden and new park entrances.
Project complete.

Swan Creek Mountain Bike Trails II
Additional trails to the mountain bike course. Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is performing design and leading volunteer construction efforts.
Project complete.

Swan Creek Property Acquisition
Metro Parks is coordinating with Tacoma Housing Authority to purchase property next to Swan Creek Park for the purpose of providing more direct access to the park from Portland Avenue.

  • 2012-2014 - Greenspace Habitat Restoration & Forest Management
    Work includes purchase of a Bobcat T590 Compact Track Loader (or similar type), various attachments and an associated trailer to implement the capital improvement and manage it through time. This project will result in approximately 71 acres being cleared of invasive plants. Improvements are expected to be made between April 2013 and October 2014. After the work is completed, the meadows and associated understory vegetation will need to be managed with periodic mowing and associated maintenance tasks (blowing/debris removal, etc.) several times per year.
    05/17/13 Status - $8000 from the Greenspace Fund is being added to this project to allow for completion of all the boardwalk improvements and signage (including th enew mountain bike trails. The trail/boardwalk work will be completed by EarthCorps staff. All nine boardwalks to be upgraded are located in the canyon and will use the same specifications as those completed at Titlow Park. Work needs to avoid the fish window but is expected to be completed no later than mid-November.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

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