A closure at Lake Sylvia will last until October 2019.
Washington State Parks announces that the picnic shelter next to the park office at Lake Sylvia is closed until October 2019 for construction of the new pavilion project.
The Lake Sylvia Legacy Project is being done in cooperation with Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia (FOSLS).
FOSLS says that in 2008, state parks and local citizens developed a plan to “make the park relevant into the next century”.
They have worked with architect Will Foster who donated his time over the last five years to design a pavilion that they say will “reflect the natural setting of the lake and forest” with large log uprights, wooden beams, native wood paneled walls, reflective lighting from the peaks and a surrounding landscaped area.
FOSLS said on their website that they secured over $200,000 in grant funding toward their eventual goal of $250,000 to build the 3,000-square-foot pavilion.
The kitchen shelter in the day-use area will remain available for reservations during the closure.