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Park Transfer

Posted on 26th February 2014 at 17:21

For the price of a crisp $10 bill, ownership of Willow Grove County Park could be shifting, as the Port of Longview Commission approves a plan to maintain the park through this year, along with an option to purchase the park later this year. At yesterday’s regular meeting, the Port Commissioners approved the plan to spend $56,700 to maintain the park, along with the purchase option. $10 is the same price that Cowlitz County paid the Port for the land back in 1987, to be developed into what is now Willow Grove Park. Port officials say that they’ll also look into improvements at the park, including the dredging of the boat launch and renovation of picnic shelters. Cowlitz County is working with several agencies to shift park maintenance and ownership at locations all around the county.