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.
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.