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.
The purchase of this property will provide the City’s only and much needed public access to an extremely popular fishing site on the Puyallup River. The acquisition of these three contiguous lots along the river help to complete the vision to provide publicly owned river access. An additional benefit of acquiring this site is that it connects to Puyallup’s multimodal Riverwalk trail. The site is directly adjacent to the Milwaukee/5th Street Bridge, one of three (3) bridges that cross the river in Puyallup. The site has excellent access and visibility.