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  1. 17-054 Next State Parks ‘free day’ is Friday, Aug. 25

    To celebrate the National Park System’s 101st birthday, Washington State Parks is offering free entrance to state parks on Friday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. Read on...
  2. 17-053 State Parks seeks partners to help provide visitor amenities, services

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is reaching out to identify qualified partners to work with in developing recreational facilities and services for the public in four state parks. Read on...
  3. 17-052 Washington State Parks seeks new members for Snowmobile Advisory Committee

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to nominate snowmobilers from eastern Washington to serve on the Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee (SMAC). Read on...
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  1. 2017 National Gold Medal Awards
    The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), recently announced that Washington State Parks has been named a finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

    Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. 

    The agency is a finalist in the State Parks category. This video is Washington State Parks’ final submission for consideration of the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards.

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  1. Washington State Parks teams with Luke Willson! 

    Luke Willson, number 82 tight end

    Washington State Parks has teamed up with professional football player Luke Willson to promote the diverse landscapes and activities of Washington’s beautiful state parks.

    Each week, State Parks will post a question about a state park on the Washington State Parks Facebook page and Twitter feed. People will be invited to submit the correct answer by text message for a chance to win autographed items from Willson.

    Contest runs through Sept. 11.

    Follow Washington State Parks on Facebook and Twitter today for a chance to win!

    More info.