Taylor Bay Acquisiton Phase II

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 Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to buy 1.17 acres on Taylor Bay, next to Taylor Bay Park, on south and west ends of the Key Peninsula in Pierce County. The land is a missing link that abuts two parts of Taylor Bay Park. Buying the land will reduce public confusion about access and eliminate potential conflicts. The park district will improve the stairs that go to the beach and will redesign a driveway to allow for public parking. The park district will contribute $204,500 in cash and conservation futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Key Peninsula Metro Park Dist Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $ 204,500.00 Applicant Match: $ 204,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1283

Location Details

From WA-16 W in Tacoma: Follow WA-16 W to Purdy Dr. NW. Take the exit toward WA-302 W/Purdy/Key Center from WA-16 W; Take WA-302 W, Gig Harbor Longbranch Rd and Key Peninsula Hwy to 76th Street KP S; Turn right onto 76th Street KP S, Destination will be on the left, 17712 76th Street KP S Longbranch, WA 98351

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.