There is already a plan to improve the parking area near Launch 1 next spring; however, it is not so much an expansion as it is an improved "driveway" that has a circle at the end so one can turn around (like the new lower campground) and slanted pull in trailer parking. In other words, organized parking (what a concept!). The latest idea is to make it so you can pull through the parking spot right out onto the road when you leave (i.e. no backing!). Hopefully that can work, but we need to evaluate the resource disturbance.
Our initial discussions of the playpark has talked about getting the county to improve the Inspiration Flats road or (probably more likely) making a new road that goes upriver from the access road to Launch 1.
Don't worry... we are well aware of the Pumphouse congestion and it was my personal reason for advising against this area... but now I see that it might actually help get even more parking improvements to Pumphouse. I would hope that we won't approve this park unless we get congestion relief along with it.
Hannah is the contact for this, but she is out this week and I couldn't keep quiet any longer.