Protect Our Pets (POP), a local organization that helps our four legged friends, raised $1,473 in donations for the new restroom facility outside of the award winning Fort Steilacoom Park Dog Park. This project is part of the larger Fort Steilacoom Park Angle Lane Improvement Project. A restroom in this area was frequently requested by park users. The estimated cost of the restroom is $500,000.
POP has been instrumental in the development and maintenance of the Fort Steilacoom Dog Park. In 2005, the organization helped build the fenced 22-acre dog park and, to this day, they continue to provide regular monitoring and maintenance of the park.
The Fort Steilacoom Dog Park opened in 2006 and continues to draw visitors from throughout South Puget Sound. Since opening it has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Dog Park” in Western Washington in 2017 by King 5’s Evening Magazine and Best Dog Park in the South Sound by South Sound Magazine.
Landscaped with bushes, trees and logs, and furnished with water fountains and benches, the dog park is the perfect playground for dogs of all sizes. It even includes a separate fenced area for small dogs.
POP continues to accept donations for this project. If you would like to support this project through POP, you can send a check to:
Protect Our Pets, P.O. Box 97111, Lakewood, WA 98497
provide a donation online at GoFundMe.com.
The City would like to express our gratitude and sincerest appreciation to everyone who has donated to this project. Thank you.
The $1.1 million Fort Steilacoom Park Angle Lane Improvement Project includes the construction of a new parking lot, signage, and trail head improvements near Elwood and Angle Lane; resurfacing Angle Lane from Elwood to Waughop Lake Road and a new restroom, plaza, and trailhead signage near the Waughop Lake trail parking lot and main entry to the dog park. This project was included in the Legacy Plan, the City’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan.
To date, gates at the new parking lot near Elwood are installed and the new parking lot on Angle Lane is now open to the public for use. To see a video of the new parking lot, click here.
It is anticipated that the restroom will be completed by the end of 2020. There has been minimal impact to park users, especially dog park guests, during this construction project. The City is working with the Nisqually Tribe to add benches and other site amenities to this plaza.