LONG BEACH - On Friday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m., the City of Long Beach and Washington State Parks officials will join for a ceremonial signing and transfer of about 90 acres of State Parks land over to the city.

The event will take place on the Long Beach boardwalk at the Bolstad beach approach. The public is welcome an encouraged to attend.

The parcel borders the south side of the beach approach and include 3,000 feet of oceanfront. The city plans to use the land for open space and recreational use.

City Administrator Nabiel Shawa credits the hard work of Sen. Mark Doumit for seeing this transaction through from proposal to realty in just nine months.

"Negotiations and cooperation with Washington State Parks, a change to the law and the governor's signature were all needed to make this transfer happen," said Shawa. "If it hadn't been for Sen. Doumit pursuing this, it wouldn't have happened.

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