Wenberg County Park is located on Lake Goodwin near Stanwood Washington. The overall park is 45 acres, offering camping, picnicking, swimming and boat launching.
We are nearing the end of a construction project to refurbish the boat launch, improve vehicular and pedestrian circulation and revise the waterfront area of the park. The 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 project has been funded by two grants from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).These improvements will significantly increase access for all park users to a multitude of waterfront recreation opportunities.
Construction began in February of 2018 with the upland area of the park. Construction is progressing nicely; however, the boat launch will be closed until the completion of the waterfront renovation. Current projections point to early December for boat launch and waterfront opening.
Here is a link to the groundbreaking event 360 degree view of groundbreaking ceremony
We are anticipating a project substantial completion date of December 7th. Due to the time of year, we may get down to the last step of placing the final asphalt and parking lot striping and have to wait for favorable weather to complete this final step. The rest of the park will be open to the public and we will hold off on opening the boat launch until the paving can be done.
While this is a delay to the originally project date, we have added important and necessary pieces to the work, dealt with the unknown of working in the lake bottom and built through the wettest spring on record. We are very pleased with the work done by Strider Construction. They have demonstrated a genuine concern to produce enduring, quality work and these improvements will greatly improve the recreational experience of our park visitors for many years to come.
Thank you for your patience.