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The Peninsula at Point Defiance LP

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

The Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma will use this grant to develop 11 acres along Puget Sound in Point Defiance Park. The Peninsula at Point Defiance is one of those rare opportunities to unlock and develop open, passive park space at Point Defiance Park never before available to the public. The Point Defiance Peninsula is surrounded by water and includes just under a half-mile of shoreline, spectacular views of Mount Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, Vashon Island, and much more. Being adjacent to a proposed trail that connects the popular Ruston Way waterfront promenade with Point Defiance Park, this park space will be both a popular destination and stopping point for the more than3 million visitors to the waterfront. The peninsula amenities include restrooms, paved walking trails, and parking.

The Tacoma MPD has applied for matching dollars through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

RCO Project Number: 14-1611

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. Project worksite is immediately to the right.

Red Marker The Peninsula at Point Defiance LP
The Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma will use this grant to develop 11 acres along Puget Sound in Point Defiance Park. The Peninsula at Point Defiance is one of those rare opportunities to unlock and develop open, passive park space at Point Defiance Park never before available to the public. The Point Defiance Peninsula is surrounded by water and includes just under a half-mile of shoreline, spectacular views of Mount Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, Vashon Island, and much more. Being adjacent to a proposed trail that connects the popular Ruston Way waterfront promenade with Point Defiance Park, this park space will be both a popular destination and stopping point for the more than3 million visitors to the waterfront. The peninsula amenities include restrooms, paved walking trails, and parking.
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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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