Contact: Vicky Waters
Contact: Sue Rae Irelan
California State Parks and California Tahoe Conservancy Update on Public Meeting on Kings Beach State Recreation Area Pier Improvements
March 23, 2015 – California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) hosted a public workshop on the potential reconstruction of the public pier at Kings Beach State Recreation Area (KBSRA). The workshop was held on Wednesday April 1, 2015 in Kings Beach. The Conservancy and California State Parks received public input on recreational user needs, pier design features, and location alternatives. Click here for the Public Workshop Notes from this meeting.
“This project is a step towards upgrading the facilities at Kings Beach State Recreation Area,” said Marilyn Linkem, Sierra District Superintendent, California State Parks. State Parks and the Conservancy signed an agreement last year to coordinate improvements at Kings Beach SRA.
The upgrades are being considered to increase accessibility for pedestrians and boaters on the pier, as well as offer more recreation opportunities at Kings Beach SRA. The current effort will update a 2003 Conservancy study, and reassess the feasibility of building a new pier.
“A new public pier would complement and build upon the recent investments in Kings Beach,” said Conservancy Executive Director Patrick Wright. “We encourage the public to share their views on how to proceed with this project.”
More information is available at https://tahoe.ca.gov including a comment form for those who could not attend the workshop.
If you can’t attend the workshop, we would love to receive your comments via email. Send your comments to Sue Rae Irelan by April 20th at SueRae.Irelan@tahoe.ca.gov. Please consider these questions when submitting comments:
- Who are the potential user groups at the State Recreation Area and what are their access needs related to an expanded pier?
- What pier design features are important to meet user needs?
- Where should an expanded pier be located along the beach to maximize benefits and minimize impacts?