OLYMPIA – June 20, 2014 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Tacoma Power, Lewis County’s Sheriff’s Department and other partners are co-hosting a “Safety on the Water” event at Mayfield Lake Park near Mossyrock.
The family event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 28 at Mayfield Lake Park, 180 Beach Rd, in Mossyrock, off Highway 12.
Staff from Ike Kinswa State Park and Tacoma Power will have booths with water safety information and free giveaways for adults and children. Ike Kinswa State Park will also kick off its Life Jacket Loaner program. The State Parks’ Boating Program loans life jackets for free to boaters at public boating locations throughout the state, such as marinas, near boat ramps and at various state parks.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department will be doing free boat and watercraft safety inspections and KITI Live 95 Radio will broadcast live from the event.
Other event sponsors include: Washington State Parks Foundation, Lewis County Chemical, Baydo’s RV Center, the Twin Cities SERTOMA Club and Uhlmann I-5 Auto.
Mayfield Lake Park is operated by Tacoma Power. A Discover Pass is not required for this event.
DirectionsFrom Tacoma, take I-5 south to Highway 12 East (Exit 68). Drive approximately 17 miles, turn left on Beach Road, and drive one-quarter mile to the park. Latitude: N 46 31 54.7 | Longitude: W 122 33 25.3
More information about Life Jacket Loaner Stations is available here: www.parks.wa.gov/451/Personal-Flotation-Devices
Summer is a busy time in state parks. Learn what other events are happening throughout the state on our web calendar of events at: www.parks.wa.gov/calendar.aspx
About Washington State ParksThe 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.
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