North Lake Tapps Park

Project Update
N Lk Tapps Backfill

North Lake Tapps is currently closed for construction.

Reconstruction of the bulkhead is underway. The project will reduce the erosion of this popular lawn area and will be ready for use in summer 2020. In addition, the restroom closest to the main entrance will be replaced as part of the bulkhead project.  Please check this website or sign up for email updates to learn about construction updates and park re-opening dates.

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About the Project

A comprehensive public process in 2016-2017 helped to define goals for the improvement of North Lake Tapps Park, a 135-acre park with healthy forests, views of Mt. Rainier, waterfront access and shoreline amenities. This process resulted in a Master Plan for the site which was adopted by the Parks Board in 2017. Goals for the improvements included diversifying activities in the park and improving shoreline access and parking.

Construction of bulkhead and restroom improvements began in 2019. Design of future phases, which include improved waterfront walkways and vehicle circulation as well as new play and picnic areas will begin in 2021, with construction anticipated to begin in 2024 or 2025.

North Lake Tapps Park 2017 Master Plan:

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Questions regarding this project, please contact:

Benjamin Barrett
Capital Projects Manager
253-798-4081 | email