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 2015-2016, 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 documents have been submitted to Snohomish County Planning and Development Services for permits. We are hoping to have all of our permits by the end of 2015. The project will go out to bid in spring of 2016 and construction is tentatively planned for fall 2016.