Harry Todd Waterfront Improvements Phase II ALEA

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

Harry Todd Park is the only neighborhood park in the Tillicum neighborhood of Lakewood, WA. The recent site improvements included a new ADA pathway with handrail from the upper slope to the shoreline, bulkhead replacement, shoreline and open space restoration, new finger docks, guard rails at the docks, a fishing pier, new restrooms, playground equipment, and a paved pedestrian path to the park from a secondary parking lot. Utility connections including sanitary sewer (previously on septic) within the park have also been updated. The relocation of the restroom building on-site has greatly improved views of the lake from the upper slope and overall amenity improvements have been of immediate use to the community.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lakewood City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $626,718.00 Applicant Match: $150,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 28 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 18-2003

Location Details

From I-5 take the Murray Road SW exit, (Exit 123), and head west on North Thorne Lane. Turn left onto Woodlawn Street SW and proceed 900' to the park entrance on the right.

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.