Grant County, Washington

Grant County PUD


Grant County PUD has been working to enhance user experience at and public access to the Crescent Bar Recreation Area for nearly a decade. SCJ has provided engineering and landscape architecture services for the project both on and off the island.

At the Off-Island Recreation Area, SCJ assisted with the redevelopment of a 30+ acre site. A popular boat launch and parking area for passenger and tow vehicles received improvements. The redesign incorporates an overlook plaza with integrated stormwater design.

A large day-use area with new parking, outdoor showers, and native landscaping is located next to an upgraded swim beach. Running north along the Columbia River shoreline, the SCJ team designed a trail that meanders through native landscape and residential areas, capturing views at four plaza overlooks and at beaches scattered along the shoreline.

SCJ also worked on the 75-acre on-island portion. It includes a 55-site RV campground surrounded by multipurpose lawns, day-use and picnic areas, pedestrian trails that lead into an upland habitat restoration area, and easy access points to multiple beaches. A new day-use park features a playground, sports courts, and a multiple-family picnic plaza that connects to the beach.

A second two-lane boat launch and 70-vehicle/trailer parking area was also designed by SCJ.


“… I just wanted to let you know how pleased we have been with Dan (SCJ Wenatchee office manager) and the work that he and his team have been doing for Grant PUD. They are very professional and quick to respond to any and all requests that we have had.”

Jerri Mickle, Parks & Recreation Supervisor
Grant County PUD


“Crescent Bar is an exceptional area that has plenty to offer, and the additions that have been made will only complement the area.”

Dan Ireland, PE
Wenatchee Office Principal