Goal 8 - Expanded & New Parks

Work toward expanding popular existing parks and opening three new parks, so that parks and recreation opportunities are available to meet future needs in a growing state.

Progress on Expansion Parks
  • 2005: Nine parks and a trail were identified for expansion.
  • 2006: Budget work for projects completed.
  • 2007: Planning and development continues.
  • 2008: Planning and development continues.
  • 2009: Planning and development continues.
  • 2010: Planning and development continues.
  • 2011 Progress:
    • Iron Horse / John Wayne Pioneer Trail - Developed a Trail Master Plan.
    • Pearrygin Lake - Designed the Rex Derr Trail.
    • Riverside - Constructed new equestrian campground, expanded existing ORV park, possible land exchanges, and interpretive opportunities.
Progress on New Parks
  • Lake Spokane: Goal deferred due to budget restraints.
  • Miller Peninsula: Goal deferred due to budget restraints.
  • Nisqually-Mashel: Goal deferred due to budget restraints.
Park Improvements
Park improvements include a new campground loop and picnic facilities at Grayland Beach State Park and a new yurt at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park.
Photo of new RV site at Grayland Beach State Park, girl sitting in sand, family by RV, trees
Exterior photo of new yurt at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park showing picnic table, grill, and trees