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Donate Now: Parks on the Foss Campaign Fund

The Foss Waterway Development Authority is raising money to build two new parks along the Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma.  The Waterway Park is a four-acre park which will include a launch and storage for up to 200 “human-powered” watercraft.  It will have a boathouse to store rowing shells and sculls, and a workshop and restrooms.  Green space will be available for picnics and an off-leash dog park.  The Melanie Dressel Park, named after the longtime Columbia Banker leader who died unexpectedly in 2017, is a 0.75-acre site where downtown workers could eat lunch amid a boardwalk, a bridge with a viewing platform over the shoreline and an elaborate playground with a tower and slide.  



If you would like to support the Melanie Jan LaPlant Dressel Park (Melanie’s Park), please donate here