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Chambers Creek Soundview Trail reopens Saturday

A father and son participate in a 5K walk Saturday, May 5, 2007, during festivities surrounding the dedication of the Soundview Trail at Pierce County's Chambers Creek Properties. The trail reopens this weekend after being closed during the U.S. Open.
A father and son participate in a 5K walk Saturday, May 5, 2007, during festivities surrounding the dedication of the Soundview Trail at Pierce County's Chambers Creek Properties. The trail reopens this weekend after being closed during the U.S. Open. Patrick Hagerty

Chambers Creek Regional Park’s Soundview Trail and the Central Meadow parking lot and restrooms will reopen to the public Saturday, nine weeks after the U.S. Open golf championship was played on the property.

Access to the beach, off-leash dog park and Central Meadow grass area will stay closed for now, but the beach and dog park could be ready for public use by the end of the month, according to Tony Tipton, Pierce County Parks and Recreation director.

“This is what we had hoped for; to make these popular county resources available to the public again before the end of summer,” Tipton said in a news release. “We’re on schedule to meet our goal and look forward to having the entire park open to the public again as soon as possible.”

Opening the Soundview Trail and Central Meadow parking area means that most of the park is back open after the U.S. Open was held in mid June. Previously reopened areas include the Playground by the Sound, North Meadow restrooms, Grandview Trail and the East Slope Trial.

Grass areas that held merchandise and food tents and served as a primary fan gathering place during the weeklong tournament will remain closed until the grass is restored and hardy enough for public use.

For more information about the park’s reopening schedule, visit the county’s website.

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