Marine Protected Areas within Puget Sound

City of Des Moines Park Conservation Area

WAC 220-16-700: "'City of Des Moines Park Conservation Area' is defined as those tidelands owned by the City of Des Moines at City of Des Moines Park, and the water column above these tidelands." Effective since 5/1/1998.


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The sign marking the entrance to the park.

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The beach at low tide, looking WSW from the stairs leading down to the beach.
Recreational Restrictions / Openings
Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Trout Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  
 
Commercial Restrictions / Openings
Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

 

Geographic Statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 9.21 3.73
Subtidal None None
Total 9.21 3.73

 

Prominent and unique features

This site includes only the intertidal area. The substrate is fine to mixed cobble. The site was closed at the request of the City of Des Moines, which owns the intertidal.

Description of fish, bird, and mammal resources at the site

The site has not been formally surveyed for organisms but anticipated organisms include intertidal bivalves, encrusting organisms, sea stars.

Programs in place to manage the site

Onsite management is performed by the City of Des Moines.

Issues of concern

The site does not have an active volunteer or scientific program.

Performance measures

None at present.