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First meeting on Cornwall Beach Park - and boardwalk - is Oct. 16

Brock Webley, right, and Corey Clausen push strollers with their sons, Beau, 10 months, and Rylan,1, as the jog along Taylor Dock during the Fairhaven Runners Waterfront 15k on Saturday Sept. 10, 2011 in Bellingham.
Brock Webley, right, and Corey Clausen push strollers with their sons, Beau, 10 months, and Rylan,1, as the jog along Taylor Dock during the Fairhaven Runners Waterfront 15k on Saturday Sept. 10, 2011 in Bellingham. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Bellingham parks officials will hold the first of three public meetings on their plans for Cornwall Beach Park - and a second boardwalk over Bellingham Bay - on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in City Council chambers at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St.

Residents will get their first look at city plans for the area, currently an old city dump. Port of Bellingham and state officials are looking at alternative cleanup strategies for making the property suitable for a new life as a city park.

The plans include an over-water boardwalk, similar to Taylor Dock, that would connect Cornwall Beach Park to the north end of Boulevard Park.

Here's a link to the city's webpage on the project, which is funded with $100,000 in park impact fees.

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