Grant Street Pier close up
Waterfront Water Feature
Waterfront Aerial Rendering

Waterfront Park Project

Construction is underway on the new waterfront park, part of the redevelopment of an old Boise-Cascade mill site along the Columbia River.

The first phase of construction, which started in summer 2016, will build the iconic Grant Street pier. Phase 2, which began construction in January 2017, will build most of the remaining park elements, including the extension of the Waterfront Renaissance Trail, open lawn, a play area, urban beach, basalt steps and seating areas and other typical park furnishings. Construction of both phases is expected to be complete in summer 2018.

Video Timeline of Project

September 5, 2013: Gaining access to the Waterfront

Mat 7, 2016: Extension of the Waterfront Renaissance Trail

July 22, 2016: Pier groundbreaking with Washington State legislators

September 14, 2016: Coffer dam and shore stabilization

November 16, 2016: Pier construction and erosion control

What to Expect at The Waterfront

The 7.3-acre waterfront park is part of a 32-acre, high density, mixed use urban redevelopment project that will include office space, retail space and residential units.

The park will integrate public open spaces with a more natural river edge, park landscapes and the dynamic opportunities of the adjacent urban development. The design incorporates the fluctuating character of the Columbia River, the site’s cultural history, and public art. Year-round access, flexible spaces for activities and events, and a unique experience will capture the imagination of every visitor.

The Vancouver Waterfront Park is an investment in our future, connecting you to your new park and future jobs, housing and retail. It will also help reconnect our downtown to the nearby water; and our historic past to our bright future.

Artist Renderings of Vancouver's Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park development master plan
Artist rendering of central public pier
Artist rendering of the central public pier, side view
Artist rendering of the new waterfront park looking east
Artist rendering of the new waterfront park looking from the plaza to the pier
Artist rendering of the new waterfront park looking west
Artist rendering of the western end of the new waterfront park