Projects at Our Parks

Various Projects occur at our Parks from envasive species removal, cleared downed trees, preserving archaeological sites, to historical preservation.

Brann Cabin Restoration

Located at San Juan Park on San Juan Island, WA


Another phase in the restoration of the Brann Cabin to its homesteading period has been completed. Restoration expert David Rogers initially worked to stabilize of the 113 year old cabin. The San Juan County Parks goal is to create a safe and usable space of historical significance for interpretation of the homesteading period on San Juan Island. “A building longs to be used, otherwise it will die” Log building specialist David Rogers said, before he began the work. Much of the structural work was done with early 20th century tools and materials to insure the cabin remains true to its history
Contributions to the Brann Cabin Project
Donors can make tax deductible contributions at any level, or can choose to sponsor a specific piece of the building. Items that can be sponsored range from interior and exterior finishing, landscaping, and interpretation . The Brann cabin is among just a handful of structures remaining from the homesteading period in the San Juan Islands and is believed to be the only homestead on San Juan Island in its original location on public land. It was placed on the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Interested in Making a Donation?


Those wishing to make a donation can mail a check to the San Juan County Parks. For additional information email the San Juan County Parks Office, call (360) 378-8420, or stop by the  San Juan County Park office and pick up a donation envelope.

Current & Past Projects at our Parks



Current Projects

   
  • Parks, trails and natural areas plan update
  • Agate Beach Park improvements
  • Otis Perkins Park renovation
  • Odlin Park road chipseal
  • New Restroom and Parking - Agate Beach Day Park (deferred due to lack of funding)

Past Projects


  • Odlin south ecological assessment, completed June, 2016
  • San Juan County Park pumphouse replacement, completed April, 2016
  • Shaw Park shed/shop new construction, completed September 2015
  • Combined Parks and Fair administration office at fairground, completed June 2015
  • Retreat Stage on the Green wood surfaces - Eastsound Village Green, completed April 2015
  • Building restoration/enhancement - San Juan County Park, completed April 2015
  • Brann historic cabin doors and windows - craft and install, completed March 2014
  • Lopez Village Park restroom upgrades, completed Spring 2014
  • Park identification and stage story - Eastsound Village Green, completed February 2014
  • Campground road relocation, campsite improvements, enhanced Day Use Area - Odlin County Park completed winter, 2013
  • Lopez Skate Park - new custom elements (thanks to Richlite) completed summer, 2013
  • New Group Camp - Odlin County Park completed spring, 2013 new playfield development (thanks to Shaw Islanders, Inc.) - Shaw County Park completed summer, 2013
  • New Group Camp - Odlin County Park completed spring, 2013 new playfield development (thanks to Shaw Islanders, Inc.) - Shaw County Park completed summer, 2013