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Waterfront open house
March 15 @ 6:00 pmFree
Metro Parks Tacoma will host an open house about waterfront-related projects, including Dickman Mill Park, Ruston Way and other waterfront projects. This event will take place during the museum’s free Third Thursday.
The open house will include at least two presentations and numerous displays. Metro Parks staff will be available to talk about waterfront projects, answer questions and hear comments. The event will take place inside the Seaport’s large multipurpose room.
The spotlight will be a presentation of a schematic design for Metro Parks’ Dickman Mill Park, where Cambia Health Solutions, the parent company of Regence BlueShield, marked its centennial in 2017 by pledging funds to restore the former lumber mill’s original head saw. Head saws got that name because they made the initial cuts that turned raw logs into lumber. This one is a historic artifact listed on both state and local landmarks registries.
Metro Parks also will present a preview of planning efforts for Tacoma’s Ruston Way waterfront. Envision Our Waterfront is the name of the year-long, joint effort of Metro Parks Tacoma and the City of Tacoma. It’s focused on the future of the waterfront area roughly bounded by Point Defiance Marina on the west and Chinese Reconciliation Park on the east.
Other Metro Parks Tacoma waterfront projects also will be showcased, including:
- Two Foss Waterway parks planned in partnership with the Foss Waterway Development Authority
- Point Defiance Park waterfront improvements, including the newly named 11-acre Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park
- Owen Beach renovation plans
- A master plan update for Titlow Park