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  1. 17-009 Visit state parks for free on March 19

    Washington State Parks turns 104 years old on Sunday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day. Read on...
  2. 17-008 State Parks hires park aides statewide for summer 2017 season

    State Parks has announced job openings for hundreds of seasonal park aides to help operate state parks during the 2017 summer season. Read on...
  3. 17-007 Long-term planning begins for Steptoe Butte and Steptoe Battlefield State Parks

    State Parks is beginning a long-term recreation and land-use planning process for Steptoe Butte and Steptoe Battlefield state parks. The public is invited to learn more at a meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 7, at the Whitman County Library in Colfax. Read on...
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  1. Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks
    Since 2004, the Folk & Traditional Arts Program of Washington State Parks has added to memorable state park experiences with performances by musicians, dancers, craftspeople and storytellers who represent a wide variety of old and new Washington traditions. From tribal canoe family journeys to Cinco de Mayo festivities, from fisher poetry to Ecuadorian song, from Hawaiian hula to old-time square dances, the program brings people together — some to celebrate a common heritage and some to explore the traditions of others.
    More info and the 2017 schedule of events.

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    Check out our Accomplishments page to learn about recently completed construction, facilities improvements and work to sustain and help create a healthy park system for all. Our focus: To make parks and services better for you.

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