George H. Weyerhaeuser Jr. Park

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

This project will complete the initial phase of the Thea Foss Waterway Public Esplanade which serves thousands of visitors annually on Tacoma’s waterfront. It provides a 2.5 acres of much needed waterfront park space at the Southern end of the providing esplanade walkways, benches, picnic areas, green space, landscaping, and parking. It is a part of the restoration of Tacoma’s downtown waterfront.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma Public Works Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $688,800.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 27 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 04-1381

Location Details

From I-5 take I-705 toward City Center. Take exit for Tacoma Dome. Turn right on E 26th St. Take second left onto E D St.Take third left onto Dock Street. Go approx 1 block and the park will be on the right. Alternatively from I-705 take the City Center exit. Turn left on South 14th. Turn left on A Ct. Continue onto E 15th St. Follow 15th under the freeway and over a ramp that curves down to Dock Street. Go left 3 blocks to park at 21st St (approx 1821 Dock St - old Albers Mill brick warehouse).

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.