Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking public input on the planning and design for replacing the pier at Penrose Point State Park. The Commission received a $265,000 Boating Facilities Planning Grant to design and permit a 160 foot long pier, 35 foot long gangway and 140 foot long floats at Penrose State Park. A condition survey documents the need to replace these boating facilities. The pier is supported by a single line of aging pilings.
The planning grant will result in an improved pier design that better serves boaters and protects aquatic habitats. Design and permitting will also include light penetrating and ADA compliant floats and upgrading utilities on the pier. The pier and floats provides boater access to the 165 acre park with over 2 miles of saltwater frontage on Puget Sound, restroom and picnic facilities and several miles of hiking trails. It is a popular stop for recreational boaters and yacht clubs. The grant will result in a permitted, ready to build project. Construction funds will be sought in the next biennium.