Boathouses at Foss Waterway Park

Historically a working industrial maritime waterfront, the Thea Foss Waterway was designated a Superfund clean-up site by the EPA in 1983. Recent economic reinvigoration and renewed residential and commercial development interest in downtown Tacoma have highlighted the Foss Waterway as an area rich with potential to preserve local history while providing opportunities for recreation, education, and continued economic development.
Tacoma, WA

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