The Pierce County Council cleared the way today for Fort Steilacoom Park to become a true city park by approving a three-year maintenance agreement with Lakewood.
The county will pay the city $50,000 a year to offset Lakewood’s cost to maintain the 340-acre regional park through 2014, when the county will terminate its lease agreement with the state. Lakewood would then negotiate a lease with the state.
County Council member Dick Muri described the park as the “crown jewel” of the Lakewood area.
Muri said it’s the right time to hand over the park to Lakewood.
The City of …