New parking lot, trails at Barnum Point Park now open

August 29, 2019

Park aficionados celebrated the opening of Barnum Point Park on Camano Island, reports the Stanwood-Camano News. This new park, funded by WWRP grants, preserves nearly 170 acres of waterfront, bluffs, tidelands, and forested uplands. The Coalition was present to help celebrate the new park with partners Whidbey Camano Land Trust and the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office.


Creating this park “took a community,” Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair said. “It took all of you.”

Pat Powell, executive director of Whidbey Camano Land Trust said that the effort took many “Energizer bunnies” to pull off expanding the 27-acre park to its current size of nearly 170 acres, with 1 mile of beach and 2.5 miles of trails.

Read the full story, and read more of the backstory of the park here.