Groundbreaking Ceremony at Washougal Waterfront

Washougal, Wash. – June 30, 2015 –┬áThe Port of Camas-Washougal today announced that the formal Groundbreaking Ceremony for Washougal Waterfront Park has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 8th.

Local and state dignitaries will gather at 11:00 a.m. to participate in this historic occasion as the Port launches development of a new park and trail on the former Hambleton Lumber site.

“The Port is pleased to see its efforts over the last several years realized with construction of the new waterfront park and trail,” said Executive Director David Ripp. “We also want to thank the public for their involvement in this project and welcome continued input as we move forward, returning this once private land to public use.”

ABOUT THE PORT

The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-of-the-art fueling station and 14 tie-downs in addition to the hangars. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating restaurant, launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, electricity on the breakwater/guest dock, and is homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. Recently acquired and in the planning stages, are 13.25 acres of Waterfront Property which connects to a 14-acre parcel of port-owned land to the east. The industrial park boasts a 90+ percent occupancy rate of more than 40 businesses with an annual payroll of $8.9 million and is adjacent to Steigerwald Commerce Center, 120+ acres of property currently under development. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic site.

More information is found at www.portcw.com.

Contacts:

David Ripp
Executive Director
(360) 835-5560
david@portcw.com

Mary Murphy
Executive Assistant
(360) 835-8098
mary@portcw.com

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