Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.
This month’s featured project is Liberty Lake Regional Park located on the ancestral lands of the Spokane and Ktunaxa ɁamakɁis people. Spokane County Parks, Recreation, and Golf Department is using this grant to renovate the beach area at Liberty Lake Regional Park. Improvements include a new dock with accessible non-motorized boat launch and fishing pier, new parking, pathways, new loading/unloading area for the beach, paving the beach access road, reconfiguration of park entrance, irrigation improvements, interpretive signage, storm water improvements, new picnic shelter, and replacement of the existing restroom. The projected completion date is August 2024.