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Planning for Peninsula Park Includes Balloons Today
If you happen to be in the vicinity of Point Ruston, Tacoma Yacht Club, or the approach to the Point Defiance-Vashon ferry around lunch time today, you may catch sight of a colorful display of balloons on the future site of the future Penninsula Park at Point Defiance.
The vacant 11-acre site isn't much to look at these days, making it potentially a little difficult to visualize the new waterfront park it will become by 2017. That's what the balloons are about.
As a part of the design process underway now, Metro Parks Tacoma's consultant, Site Workshop, will use dozens of large, colorful balloons of varying heights to mark some of the topography of the future park on the peninsula that wraps around the marina.
The balloons will be tied down sometime around noon, for a demonstration that should last for a few hours before they are taken down. If you're in the area, you could catch a peek of the demonstration from Ruston Way and elevated areas close to the Pearl Street entrance to Point Defiance Park.
We're looking forward to seeing what they come up with.
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