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Point Defiance Missing Link

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WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD WWRP Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $2,500,000 Applicant Match: $2,500,000 Project Type: Development County: Pierce  Legislative District: 27th 

The Tacoma Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to construct approximately one-half mile of 20-foot wide trail and a pedestrian bridge over Pearl Street. This Missing Link project is the final one-half mile segment to create a 7-mile waterfront pedestrian connection from downtown Tacoma along Ruston Way to Point Defiance Park. Additional improvements include parking, lighting, utilities, landscaping, signage and trail amenities. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is non-motorized trail use.

RCO Project Number: 12-1549

Location

From Interstate 5 take exit 132 (Route 16 West) to the Pearl Street exit. Take right on Pearl (north) and proceed 3.25 miles to the northern terminus within Point Defiance Park. Project worksite is immediately to the right.

Red Marker Point Defiance Missing Link
The Tacoma Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to construct approximately one-half mile of 20-foot wide trail and a pedestrian bridge over Pearl Street. This Missing Link project is the final one-half mile segment to create a 7-mile waterfront pedestrian connection from downtown Tacoma along Ruston Way to Point Defiance Park. Additional improvements include parking, lighting, utilities, landscaping, signage and trail amenities. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is non-motorized trail use.
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What is the WWRP?

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.

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