Point Defiance Waterfront Improve.

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 involves the development of a pedestrian trail between the ferry terminal at the Point Defiance boathouse and Owen Beach. Park improvements provided direct access to the shoreline, including improvements for access by the disabled.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $267,497.01 Applicant Match: $267,497.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 27 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-104

Location Details

I-5 to Hwy 16. West on Hwy 16 to 6th Ave exit for SR 163/Pearl St. Go north on 163/Pearl Street to the entrance of Point Defiance Park. At the stop light, go straight veering slightly right and go down the hill towards the Boat Launch and Vashon Ferry Terminal. Turn left at the boat launch/ferry landing and continue beyond the restaurant parking lot to the parking lot at the Marina/Boathouse. The project site is along the waterfront between the Marina/Boathouse and Owen Beach.

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.