Thea’s Park

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

This project involves the development of three acres of waterfront property into a passive recreation area on Commencement Bay in Tacoma. Improvements include boardwalk, small boat access, and shoreline walkway. Park’s name honors Thea Foss, wife of the pioneer founder of the Foss Tug Company.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $366,664.00 Applicant Match: $366,665.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 27 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-352

Location Details

405 Dock Street in Tacoma. Proceed on 4th Street exit from Schuster Parkway to the left on the bottom of the ramp to the park.

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.