Improvements to the Browns Point Lighthouse Park, located at 201 Tulalip Street Northeast in Tacoma, wrapped up last week.

A 2014 Metro Parks Tacoma $198 million capital improvement bond assisted in funding the project, which included improvements not only to the appearance of the park, but to its safety as well.

Courtesy Metro Parks Tacoma.

The project added a dozen paved parking stalls, a new promenade that is up to standards with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a concrete path connecting the parking lot to the promenade, updated landscaping, picnic tables, benches, garbage cans, and an ornamental fence around the U.S Coast Guard lighthouse.

The 4.03-acre park sits on historic Browns Point and receives visitors year round. Besides sunbathing, swimming, and relaxing outside, the park also offers tours of the History Center, boathouse, replica surfboat, first fog bell and the Light Keeper’s Cottage. You can even sign up for a week of lighthouse duties, which includes staying in the cottage.