Wenberg County Park is located on Lake Goodwin near Stanwood Washington. The overall park is 45 acres, offering camping, picnicking, swimming and boat launching.
This proposed project, planned for construction in the winter of 2017 through the summer of 2018, includes refurbishing the boat launch, improving vehicular and pedestrian circulation and revising the waterfront area of the park. Proposed renovations are to promote access for all and to improve safety. The boating portion of the project includes renovating the boat launch, providing boarding floats, transient moorage floats, and supporting boating facilities.
The water access portion of the project includes adding accessible parking spaces and installing new accessible pathways from the parking area to the swimming beach. This project is needed because there are currently no ADA compliant routes to get park users to the waterfront and no designated accessible parking in this area of the park. The planned pathways will continue onto an accessible swimming/fishing dock allowing those with disabilities and able-bodied people clear, easy access to the lake.
The County has submitted grant applications to fund this project through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) and is currently waiting to hear if the project will be funded.
These proposed improvements will significantly increase access for all park users to a multitude of waterfront recreation opportunities.
Construction will begin in February of 2018 with the upland area of the park. The boat launch will remain open for use until May 1st, 2018. The boat launch will be closed from May 1st, 2018 until September 30th, 2018 for construction. This type of in-water work is permitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the State Department of Ecology and is only allowed during this window of time to limit its impact to the fish population of Lake Goodwin.
The boat launch will be open for Fourth of July Weekend, between Wednesday, July 4th through Sunday, July 8th. Boats will need to be off the water by 8:00 p.m. on Sunday the 8th.