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  1. State Parks Commission regular meeting in Auburn next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider housekeeping changes on rules and a change to the Commission 2019 meeting calendar at its regular meeting on Nov. 15, in Auburn. Read on...
  2. State Parks announces final free days for 2018

    Recreation and outdoor enthusiasts have two more opportunities to visit Washington’s state parks for free in 2018: Nov. 11 and Nov. 23. Read on...
  3. Generous land donation increases the size of Lake Sammamish State Park

    Good news for Issaquah Creek and visitors: Lake Sammamish State Park recently grew by more than 5 acres, thanks to a generous donation by Lakeside Industries. Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust played a major role in making this happen. Read on...
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  1. 2017 National Gold Medal Award

    Washington State Parks is proud to have been one of four finalists for the Gold Medal award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA). 

    Alas, the Gold Medal award went to Arizona State Parks at the annual National Recreation and Park Association conference on Sept. 26 in New Orleans. 

    We wish to express our hearty congratulations to our friends at Arizona State Parks! Well done!

    This video, created by Parks staff, was our entry as finalist.

What's New

  1. 2018 State Parks Guide on sale now!

    State Parks Guide

    Washington State Parks has published its first guide book. The guide features all of Washington’s state parks, along with articles about activities, interpretive centers, vacation homes, volunteer opportunities and more. This 364-page book is loaded with hundreds of beautiful, full-color photos. It is 6.75 inches wide by 10 inches tall. The guide is available for sale in person and online. 

    More info.

    Parks, Tribe complete Kukutali Preserve development

    Washington State Parks and its partner, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, recently finished development of the Kukutali Preserve, a rare landform on the Swinomish Reservation that is co-owned by Parks and the Tribe. The enhancements to Kukutali, which is located near Deception Pass, improve visitor access, interpretation of the land and protection of its fragile environment. 

    More info.