Wapato Park Miranda Property Acquisition

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 Tacoma Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to buy .22 acres, the last remaining privately owned waterfront property in Wapato Park. For the past 22 years, the park district has worked to purchase privately owned properties within the park. At 34 acres, Wapato Lake is the largest lake within the city. This property provides the public with the missing 45-foot link along the shoreline that will enable the district to complete a multi-purpose trail system around the lake and provide additional access for fishing, paddleboats, and model boat racing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $212,878.38 Applicant Match: $212,878.39 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 29 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1096

Location Details

I5 north to 72nd Street exit in Tacoma. East on 72nd Street .33 mile. Left into Wapato Lake Park. Property located at South East corner of lake.

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.