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.
Formerly a derelict resort and tavern property, this project will re-establish the historic access to the site’s lake shoreline. Lake Goodwin Park, one of only two publicly- owned parks with lake access in the county’s Seven Lakes area, was acquired with funding assistance from WWRP/IAC in the Water Access category. This project will provide outdoor recreational opportunities for swimming, wading, fishing, picnicking, as well as water-related environmental education and interpretation. Among the facilities provided will be: 1) A parking area (with overflow spaces), and a designated bus parking zone: 2) Restroom building in the day-use beach area; 3) Children’s play area; 4) fishing and swimming area dock with shelter; 5) shoreline boardwalk (with viewing areas); 6) Three picnic shelters; 7) trails; 8) swimming beach. ADA (disabled access) design criteria will be applied throughout the entire site development.