Last night, I attended the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission open house in Eatonville to learn more about the day-use improvements predesign for the planned Nisqually State Park. The room was packed. Of particular interest to the attendees were trails, access and parking.
Surrounding the room were renditions of proposed designs for people to view, ask questions and comment on. Phase 1, constructing an area for storing equipment and supplies has been funded. The other phases (road, campground loop, day facilities, village and trails) are in design and seeking funding sources. The last half hour of the meeting was spent reviewing the concerns and suggestions from the attendees. Their comments are noted and will be considered as the project progresses.
Many years ago, the idea of this property becoming a park was a spark of an idea. I remember Steve telling me the vision. Here we are today, building it. It is a long process and there will be many more opportunities for your input. This is an extraordinary public investment, particularly for the locals. The Management Plan shares interesting facts and historical elements.
For additional information, contact Nikki Fields at [email protected] or call (360) 902-8658.