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Future of North Tahoe pier subject of April 1 public meeting

Staff report
A look at the pier earlier this month in Kings Beach.
Courtesy California State Parks |

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy will host a public workshop next week on the potential reconstruction of the public pier at Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

It’s scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. There, staff with the Conservancy and State Parks will seek public input on user needs, pier design features and location alternatives, according to a news release.

“This project is a step toward upgrading the facilities at Kings Beach State Recreation Area,” Marilyn Linkem, Sierra District Superintendent, California State Parks, said in a statement.

Last year, State Parks and the Conservancy signed an agreement to coordinate improvements at the state park.

According to the news release, upgrades are being considered to increase accessibility for pedestrians and boaters on the pier, and to offer more recreation opportunities at the park.

“A new public pier would complement and build upon the recent investments in Kings Beach,² Conservancy Executive Director Patrick Wright said in a statement. “We encourage the public to share their views on how to proceed with this project.”

Visit tahoe.ca.gov to learn more and to find a comment form for those who cannot attend the workshop.