The public will get a chance Thursday to see what Metro Parks Tacoma planners envision for the future of Point Defiance Park.
That vision, which will guide future development including projects included in last year’s $198 million parks bond measure, largely reaffirms the park’s master plan dating back more than 100 years.
“It keeps intact the major design elements that (architectural landscape firm) Hare & Hare envisioned in 1911 and how the community utilized the park,” chief planning manager Doug Fraser said in a statement. “It still meets the basic needs.”
The latest update calls for some improvements, such as additional restrooms and picnic shelters, upgrades to concessions at Owen Beach, a new fenced dog park, a new nature play area, and a new 11-acre park on the Peninsula at Point Defiance.
The open house Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Point Defiance Pagoda will give park users a chance to see the update before it goes the Metro Parks board for a public hearing.