Park planners will discuss preferred alternative for Nisqually State Park
OLYMPIA – April. 11, 2022 – Washington State Parks invites the public to a second in-person meeting in Eatonville to learn about the preferred alternative for day-use facilities and trails at Nisqually State Park.
6 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 28
Eatonville Community Center, 305 Center Street W, Eatonville (Driving Directions).
State Parks planners will seek public input about the preferred design alternative for day-use improvements at Nisqually State Park.
The proposed project would construct a “village center” and first phase of the park’s trail system. A previous meeting held March 3 presented two alternatives for the village center and two design options for the trail system. For more information on the project or design alternatives, please contact Project Manager Brian Yearout at email@example.com or visit https://bit.ly/3J304Jp
ABOUT NISQUALLY STATE PARK
The 1,300-acre Nisqually State Park is located off State Route 7, about three miles west of Eatonville. In March 2010 Washington State Parks adopted a master plan and land-use plan for Nisqually State Park. The master plan resulted in development of a parking lot, informational kiosk and vault toilet in 2016.
The park is being developed in partnership with the Nisqually Indian Tribe. In April 2020 a predesign report was completed for the first three phases of development. Those projects are currently in design, with construction expected to begin later in 2022 or early 2023.
In July 2021 State Parks received funding to produce a second predesign report for the next three phases of the park’s development, which are focused on day-use improvements. If State Parks receives funding, design of the day-use improvements could begin in late 2023.
News media contacts:
Meryl Lassen, Communications Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Yearout Southwest Regional Capital Program (360) 725-9763
About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
News release number: 22-019