Thursday, September 05, 2013
Martha Washington Park
This park is one of many places around Lake Washington where small beaches have been carved into the shoreline during the past decade. The idea is to restore a more natural shoreline and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. In general, these small beaches are also a big plus for recreational users - be they residents of lakefront property or visitors to public beaches.
Google Maps: AERIAL VIEW
Lake Washington was lowered in the early 1900s, stranding whatever beaches existed on the resulting raised terrace. These small pocket beaches aren't restoring exactly what was there before, but they're sure an improvement over the bulkheads and stone revetments that line so much of the rest of the lake.