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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...
  4. 17-006 State Parks announces 2016 volunteer awards

    State Parks recently announced the recipients of the agency’s 2016 Volunteer Recognition Awards. Each year, volunteers contribute hundreds of thousands of hours to improve state parks across Washington. Volunteers work individually or as part of a group. Read on...
  5. 17-005 CANCELED Rockport State Park to host guest speaker Kevin Zobrist

    EVENT CANCELED Learn more about native forests, tree ecology and how to identify trees from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Rockport State Park. Forest specialist Kevin Zobrist will have a short presentation and then lead a hike through the woods. Read on...