willow grove park & Boat launch
In May 2016, the Port of Longview officially took ownership of Willow Grove Park & Boat Launch, previously owned and operated by Cowlitz County. The Port has always supported the development of waterfront recreation areas in the community, but owning and operating a park and boat launch is an exciting new endeavor for the Port.
After a lengthy planning process, the Port has established new policies and a long-range plan to guide efforts at the riverfront facility. We have our work cut out for us, but we accept the challenge. A recent evaluation of the park and boat launch noted that the facility is facing significant improvements, such as repairing sidewalks, picnic tables, playground equipment, dredging of the boat launch and additional repairs.
Now that the ownership transfer is complete, the Port will undertake modest improvements to the facility to ensure that it is safe and functional for this summer's recreational use. Our Park to-do list is long, so please be patient with us as we work to revive this waterfront gem for the benefit of our communities.