Though we can’t engage with you in-person right now, we want to make sure you know we’re moving forward to create a park design that respects the community’s interests. We are hosting an Online Workshop between now and January 4. This includes 3 new park options that we’d like your opinion about.
Thank you to everyone who completed the Orangegate Master Plan survey this fall. We received more than 300 responses! Your survey responses helped us build the new park design options highlighted in the Online Workshop.
About the Project
In 2020-21, Pierce County Parks will work with the community surrounding Orangegate Park and future park users to update the Orangegate Park Master Plan. The first master plan was developed in 2007 but never implemented. The 2020-21 Master Plan update will consider the original master plan and make changes based on public feedback.
The Master Plan update will be completed and published in the first half of 2021, and design and engineering of Phase 1 improvements will take place through the remainder of 2021. It is anticipated that Phase 1 of the Master Plan will be constructed in 2022-23 at the same time as the Pipeline Trail. Pipeline Trail passes through Orangegate Park and will include a trailhead in the park.
About the Park
Orangegate Park is an undeveloped approximately 150-acre property that is located in the Summit-Waller community at the intersection of 84th Street East and 46th Avenue East. The property is split by the Tacoma Water Pipeline, which will be developed with a new trail in 2022-23, and 84th Street East. Pierce County Parks purchased the property from Washington Department of Natural Resources in 1998.