Crescent Bar Recreation Area
The final touches of the on-island Riverbend Park boat launch and parking area wrapped up in May of 2018. Planning for the overhaul began in 2010 and work started in 2014. Finishing this project marked the end of the major construction overhaul at the recreation site.
Two final projects, the renovation of the on-island water system and wastewater-treatment plant, will conclude throughout 2018. Completion of these projects will put the final stamp on the $35 million renovation of this popular recreation area. These costs are offset in part by monthly rent received from more than 400 leases to Grant PUD for island homes and condos. The island residents will also reimburse Grant PUD for the bulk of the costs associated with the new water and wastewater systems.
Since 2010, Grant PUD has invested more than $54 million to enhance Columbia River recreation. These efforts not only allow Grant PUD to meet its federal requirements, they also support the county’s local communities. More than 345,000 people visit Grant PUD recreation sites each year. These visitors contribute more than $34 million annually to the local economy.
Construction Start: 2014
Project Completion: Winter 2018