What will North Lake Tapps Park look like in 10 years? You decide

Allan Yorke Park may not be the only Lake Tapps park to get an upgrade.

Allan Yorke Park may not be the only Lake Tapps park to get an upgrade.

Next week, Pierce County Parks and Recreation is asking “What will North Lake Tapps County Park look like in 10 years?” and is hosting an open house as a follow up to the online open house last year.

The open house will be held at the North Tapps Middle School commons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27.

The goal of the open house is to get Pierce County residents talking about what projects they’d like to see happen at the park for the county’s 2018-2023 budget.

There are three goals the county is looking at.

The first is to improve parking.

Parking is currently limited at Lake Tapps Park creating numerous conflicts on county roads and for local residents. Before new activities are added to the park, additional parking must be constructed and traffic conflicts need to be addressed.

Related to the first, the second goal is to expand activities throughout the park.

Providing more activities such as playgrounds, a splash park or beach volleyball, will create a variety of family gathering or recreational activities while enjoying the waterfront or forested areas.

Finally, the county believes it should expand water access.

Among the greatest assets at Lake Tapps Park is the water access and the views. Most people visiting Lake Tapps come to simply enjoy time near the water. A goal of this effort is to consider ways to open waterfront to more visitors.

For more information on the North Lake Tapps park visit http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/1326/Lake-Tapps-Park

View and share the event flyer: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/58875

General information on Lake Tapps & Boating in the Bonney Lake area: http://www.citybonneylake.org/section_community/getting_around/boating.shtml

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