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DuPont PowderWorks Park

Subfacility of City of DuPont Parks & Open Spaces


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Baseball / Softball
  3. Basketball
  4. Bike Trail
  5. Dogi-Pot Receptacle
  6. Drinking Fountain
  7. Electrical Access
  8. Garbage Receptical
  9. Grill
  10. Interpretive/ Educational Signage
  11. Natural Areas
  12. Off-Leash Dog Park
  13. Parking
  14. Pavilion
  15. Picnic Areas
  16. Picnic Tables
  17. Playground
  18. Restrooms
  19. Soccer
  20. Street Parking
  21. Trail System
  22. Walking Paths (Paved)
  23. Water
  24. Wildlife Viewing

DuPont PowderWorks Park is The City of DuPont's largest and most centrally-located park and is named for the nearby DuPont explosives factory which closed in the 1970s.  The park is 24 acres with the park space uniquely weaving through groves of Garry Oak woodlands and restored prairie. The park also features a baseball diamond, soccer field, large covered pavilion, two playgrounds and an off-leash dog park. The pavilion and fields are each available to be rented for private events. You can learn more about how to rent the pavilion here.
Within walking distance of the park is the EE- Pioneer Middle School Trail, a popular commuter trail and the NN- McLeod Marsh Trail which runs through forested marshland and ends at McNeil Drive nearby the McNeil Station retail area. 

Some brief history behind the land that the park now resides on: In 1869, the Orr family settled the land and started a farm. After the passing of James Orr, the land was sold to Isaac Spray who then sold it to the DuPont Company in 1907. Although the company was building its explosives plant nearby, they decided not to use the land for the plant, instead leasing it to other farmers to continue its former use, the first being the Hammond family then the Hyland family. Troy Cox and Fred Bittner leased the land in 1925 and named it DuPont Dairy. The Bittners would go on to use the farm to provide dairy to town residents in the 1930s. Livestock was raised there from 1938 to 1956 when the Aldrich family leased the land. The farm was shut down in 1976 when Weyerhaeuser bought the land where then it was developed into Northwest Landing and the park you see today several years later. A lot of the streets surrounding the area are named after these original residents and you can learn more about them and other history at the DuPont Museum