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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 17-076 Rockport State Park hosts guided hikes, Junior Ranger activities through the winter

    Washington State Parks invites the public to experience an ancient forest this winter at Rockport State Park, through guided hikes, educational programming and interpretive activities for all ages. Read on...
  4. 17-075 State Parks considering long-term boundary revisions for two Orcas Island parks

    Washington State Parks is beginning a public process to consider expanding the long-term park boundaries of Moran and Obstruction Pass state parks on Orcas Island. The public is invited to a kickoff meeting Nov. 29, in Eastsound. Read on...
  5. 17-074 Commission will set guiding principles for Parks’ long-term capital plan

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will be asked to establish guiding principles, assumptions and goals for developing a 10-year capital plan at its next meeting, Nov. 16, in Westport. Read on...