Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Port of Olympia to Re-Open Some Facilities May 5

By Karen Robes Meeks

Starting May 5, the Port of Olympia will reopen Billy Frank Jr. Park and Trail, Port Plaza, Swantown Boatworks, Swantown Marina public boat launch, Swantown boat launch parking lot, and the Swantown restrooms near BC docks.

The decision comes after Governor Jay Inslee sanctioned the partial re-opening of some outdoor activities, provided that safety and health practices are honored.

For Billy Frank Jr. Park & Trail, part of the trail will stay closed to curb pedestrian traffic within the Swantown Boatworks operational area.

Those enjoying the Port Plaza should practice social distancing. Swantown Boatworks will be running but the office will stay closed to the public. Those using the boatyard should not bring guests and those in the boatyard need to be 10 feet from the Boatworks staff.

Only one lane of the Swantown Marina boat launch will be open. There will be social distancing and traffic control markers in the land and water side.