Whatcom parks foundation seeks funds for Birch Bay State Park playground

Published on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Artists' rendering courtesy of the Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation.

A Whatcom County nonprofit is asking for donated funds to build a playground in Birch Bay State Park.

The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation is working with Birch Bay State Park manager Ted Morris to collect private donations to fund a playground for the state park, according to a parks and recreation foundation press release. Morris has so far raised $13,000 of his $38,000 goal.

The playground would have originally been funded with help from Northwest Park and Recreation District 2, but a levy to fund a number of park district programs and enhancements failed to garner enough voter support last fall. A playground with swings and a slide was removed from the state park in 1995 due to safety concerns.

To find out more about the parks foundation, click here. Look for a more complete story in next week’s issue of The Northern Light.

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