Chinese Reconciliation Park Phase 1

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

The Chinese Garden and Reconciliation Park is a unique multi-phased waterfront development project on Commencement Bay in Tacoma. The critical first phase of the development includes beach restoration to provide a natural launch site for nonmotorized watercraft including a site for the annual dragon boat races. The beach restoration will also provide a natural wading area. A shower facility, picnic area, trails, asphalt non motorized ramp and large parking area will complement and provide support for these activities. Restroom facilities are nearby and will be added to this park at a later phase.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: 554221 Applicant Match: 554402 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 27 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 04-1370

Location Details

From I-5, take I-705 toward City Center. Take the Schuster Parkway exit. From Schuster Parkway, proceed onto Ruston Way. As reach Ruston Way take first left into parking area by railroad tracks just before the McCarver St intersection. Follow road along the tracks to parking lot. Project is along the shoreline beginning at Jack Hyde park to the salt marsh.

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.