Share your thoughts on "missing link" between Ruston Way, Point Defiance Park

Metro Parks Tacoma will hold two community meetings today to discuss a plan to create a continuous promenade connecting Ruston Way with Point Defiance Park. Attendees will learn how that vision — to create the “missing link” — will take shape, and join in a conversation about this and other future enhancements to the waterfront and attractions areas within Point Defiance Park.

According to Metro Parks officials, exciting projects are already underway in the park: the historic lodge will be opened to serve as the park’s Visitor Center this summer; restoration of the historic pagoda will wrap up later this year; Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is working with the community to update its long-range master plan, with a proposed new aquarium; and master plan updates for Fort Nisqually and the old Camp 6 site are slated to begin in the near future.

The “Destination Point Defiance Community Forum” will be held on on Weds., Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the  Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler. A similar meeting will be held on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Metro Parks Headquarters, 4702 S 19th.

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