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  3. Accomplishments
  1. Educators invited to apply for scholarship to Deception Pass State Park

    The Deception Pass Park Foundation is offering a scholarship of up to $1,000 to a Washington State school to fund transportation to a science- or environmental-based field trip at Deception Pass State Park in 2019. Read on...
  2. State Parks announces 2019 free days

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. Read on...
  3. State Park director inducted into prestigious parks academy

    Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch was inducted into the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration at its annual meeting of the National Recreation and Parks Association Conference held in Indianapolis last month Read on...
  4. State Parks announces winter schedule

    Washington State Parks announces its 2018-2019 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. Read on...
  5. Zombies come to life at Riverside State Park

    Washington State Parks and the Riverside State Park Foundation celebrate the Halloween season with the seventh annual Haunted Zombie Hike Oct. 20, in Riverside State Park near Spokane. Read on...