PORT TOWNSEND — With the Washington State Parks Commission poised to approve a $5 parking fee for most state parks, Port of Port Townsend officials are asking what’s in it for the Port if the fees are levied at Fort Worden State Park.
Port officials and elected commissioners expressed concern about the proposed fee Wednesday because the Port owns 1,600 feet of beach at Fort Worden.
The park is among those being considered for the new fee today.
Port commissioners authorized Executive Director Larry Crockett to send a letter to the park commission as a reminder that it owns the beach property and it would like to be involved in the decision-making process.
“Ask them what’s our cut,” Conrad Pirner, Port commission president, said.
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