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 updates based on public feedback.
It is anticipated that Phase 1 of the Master Plan will be constructed in 2022-23, following the same timeline as construction of Pipeline Trail, which will cross through Orangegate Park. This construction will include a trailhead for Pipeline Trail and park amenities identified as Phase 1 of the updated Master Plan.
At this time, Pierce County Parks anticipates hiring a consultant to assist with public outreach and site feasibility studies in Spring 2020. Site feasibility work will take place in Summer 2020, and public outreach will begin in Fall 2020. 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 to prepare for construction to start in 2022.
About the Project
Orangegate Park is an undeveloped approximately 150-acre property that is located in the Summit-Waller area near 84th Street East and Pipeline Road 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 purchased the property from Washington Department of Natural Resources in 1998.