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Thea's Park

Features You'll Find:
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    • Beach
    • Bike Rack
    • Parking Stalls
    • Parking Stalls / ADA
    • Trail / Hard
    • Boat Launch / Walk Up
    • Picnic / Drop in
    • Puget Sound
    • Viewpoint
    • Waterfront

Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset

535 Dock St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 592-8019

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A 20 by 38 foot Harbor Flag welcomes people from all nations into the Port of Tacoma from Thea's Park.

Thea’s Park is 3.4 acres in size and was established in 1996 at the entrance to the Foss Waterway in Tacoma’s downtown waterfront. A 20 by 38 foot harbor flag welcomes people from all nations and a giant globe creates an instantly recognizable landmark from land or sea.

Watch ships and tugboats coming and going, cranes lifting cargo at the busy Port, take a stroll along the esplanade, visit the historic warehouses, and the Murray Morgan Bridge.

You may also glimpse floatplanes, harbor seals, sea lions, and kayakers. A gangway from the Park takes visitors out onto the North Moorage float where guests can tie up their boat for the day.

- Contributed (2005 Parks Improvement Bond Measure) to the City of Tacoma/Foss Waterway Development Authority (FWDA) to install a new ADA gangway and landing float to Thea's Park. Additional components of this project included replacement of the wharf on the Balfour dock building, adding a gangway to a public pier from the Balfour Wharf, a new 1,200 foot float and associated utilities. The gangway belongs to City of Tacoma. The FWDA owner's association maintains all of the promenade public spaces. Maintaining and managing use of the float is the responsiblity of the Seaport Museum.