Orangegate Park Closure until May 2024 1/24/2024 -Due to ongoing construction of the Pipeline Trail and wet weather conditions, the southern section of Orangegate Park (south of 84th St E and Pipeline Road E) will be closed starting January 25, 2024 to maintain public safety. This section is closed to all park users, including equestrian users.
The closure will be in effect until May 2024. We will re-evaluate the closure in May to determine whether public access can be restored.
Click the image on the right to view a map of the closure area. Thank you for your understanding.
50th Avenue East and 84th St. East Tacoma, WA 98443
Orangegate Park is a 148-acre site with vast green space that offers visitors a glimpse of nature's beauty. This park is a perfect retreat for nature enthusiasts who enjoy tranquil walks amidst a picturesque landscape. The southern section of the site is an extensive area that includes a forested portion and an open area on the west side. A gravel road runs diagonally through the southern area, following the Tacoma Water pipeline corridor.
Public access is limited as the trail network in Orangegate Park is still under development. Whether you're looking for a quiet escape from the city or want to explore nature's wonders, Orangegate Park is an excellent choice. With its tranquil surroundings and natural beauty, the park is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and reinvigorated.
Parks will be making improvements at Orangegate Park over the next two years, starting with construction of the Pipeline Trail which began in Fall 2023. Click on a link below to learn more about the projects happening at Orangegate Park.
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Project Timelines and Map
Fall 2023 - Fall 2024: Construction of Pipeline Trail Tacoma to Orangegate and Trailhead at Orangegate Park.
Fall 2023 - End of 2025: Construction of soft surface trail system and environmental restoration work throughout the park.
2024: Fencing around the Orangegate Park boundary and entry gates will be installed at trailhead locations (see map below).
Spring 2024 - Fall 2024:Forestry work happening north of 84th St. E. During this time, the entire area will be closed while construction takes place. Closures will likely continue until construction of the area is completed in 2025 (see map below).
2025: Construction of Orangegate Park improvements begin. Work will be happening in the area north of 84th St. E. and will include a pedestrian connection to the Pipeline Trail and a safe pedestrian crossing at 84th St. E. and 46th Ave. E.