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  1. 17-080 Start the new year off right with a First Day Hike

    Washington State Parks invites the public to start the new year off with a First Day Hike on Monday, Jan. 1, at more than three dozen state parks across Washington. New Year's Day is also the first free day of 2018. Read on...
  2. 17-079 2018 State Parks calendar makes a great gift for the holidays and all year long

    The 2018 Washington State Parks calendar is now on sale and features brilliant color photos representing some of the park system’s premier and unique features. Cost is $18.99 plus tax. Read on...
  3. 17-078 State Parks Commission sets special meeting for 2018 work planning

    The State Parks and Recreation Commission will have a special planning meeting Dec. 6 and 7, in Seattle. The Commission will take no formal action at this planning session. 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.

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  1. 2018 State Parks calendar makes great holiday gift


    2018 State Parks wall calendar (whats new)

    The Washington State Parks 2018 wall calendar is now available for purchase. 

    The 2018 State Parks calendar features brilliant color photos representing some of the park system’s premier and unique features. Many photographs capture spectacular park views, including a fascinating photo of Gardner Cave at Crawford State Park, an inviting view at Skagit Island Marine State Park in the San Juan Islands and a fairytale scene of a cabin in the woods at Kitsap Memorial State Park.

    Order by Dec. 16 to ensure delivery by Christmas!


    More info.