News: Grant helps Birch Bay get new playground

WSPF granted $2,500 to help fund replacement of playground originally removed from Birch Bay State Park 12 years ago.

With over 800 thousand daily visitors and 55 thousand overnight guests per year, a playground has certainly been missed at Birch Bay State Park. After two quick weeks of building, Friends of Birch Bay State Park hosted the new playground’s grand opening on October 7, which saw elated activity of the community’s young ones. Among the new playground’s features are a swing set, slides, and an ADA access ramp. “Whenever it’s nice out, they’re just swarming on the playground. It’s nice to have it back in,” said Park Manager Ted Morris.

WSPF’s Park Improvement Project grant helped fund the completion this playground and provided match for securing other grant sources.  

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About Birch Bay: Birch Bay State Park is a 194-acre camping park with 8,255 feet of saltwater shoreline on Birch Bay and 14,923 feet of freshwater shoreline on Terrell Creek. The coastal park offers myriad water activities, low tide adventures, friendly campgrounds, a basketball court, and environmental education programs.