The City of Washougal is clarifying today that the damage posted yesterday about the Steamboat Landing observation deck was due to vandalism. We are grateful that a concerned citizen notified us of this issue, and staff was able to inspect and ultimately close the observation deck in a timely manner due to safety concerns. If anyone has additional information in regards to the vandalism at the observation deck, please call 311, a police report has been filed.
Staff was able to make temporary repairs to the damaged railing this morning, and the observation deck has been reopened to the general public.
The vandalism at the observation deck is unrelated to the floating dock closure, which will stay closed until further notice.