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November 12, 2019

Q&A: Designing a park for a Tacoma Superfund site

  • The Instagram-able new Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park faced its share of hiccups on the way to the finish line, says Site Workshop partner Clayton Beaudoin.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photos provided by Metro Parks Tacoma [enlarge]
    Metro Parks Tacoma opened Dune Peninsula in July. The $75 million project included a pedestrian bridge, paved trails, a pavilion, slides and parking.

    Metro Parks Tacoma recently opened Dune Peninsula, an extension of Point Defiance Park that's part of a larger reclamation of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site that had hosted smelter operations for a century.

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