State Parks to host public meeting in Eatonville

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.

The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 28 at the Eatonville Community Center, 305 Center St. W., Eatonville.

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 on 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, contact Project Manager Brian Yearout at or visit

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.


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