People need parks - and parks need people! The support and help given by friends groups are integral to preserving, maintaining, and developing Washington state parks.
With more than 40 million visits annually, Washington's state park system is among the most popular in the nation. However demand for our parks has outpaced resources. Limited government funding and population growth make support for Washington's state parks more important than ever. With your help, we can continue the legacy of giving that has built one of the most-beloved park systems in the nation.
To become a member of a friends group, email or call the group's contact listed below. Your help is vital to supporting your state parks.
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park Kayak Nature Tour
Forming a friends group
Interested in forming a group to support your favorite state park? For more information you can reach program staff by emailing the program or by calling (360) 902-8583.
For additional information and support for fiscal sponsorship, contact the Washington State Parks Foundation by email or by calling (206) 437-6086.
Washington State Parks friends groups
To get involved, contact your local state park's friends group:
Friends of Birch Bay - Doralee Booth
Bridle Trails Foundation - Jim Erckmann
Cama Beach Foundation - John Custer
Friends of Centennial Trail- Loreen McFaul
Deception Pass Foundation - Matt Klope
Friends of Fort Flagler - Vigo Anderson
Friends of Fort Townsend - Nancy Steinberg
Friends of Fort Worden - Kevin Alexander
Friends of Hoko River - Roy Morris
Friends of Lake Sammamish - John Sherwin
Lake Washington Saddle Club - Jennifer Duncan
Friends of Lime Kiln Society - Erin Corra
Friends of Moran - Sandra Talt
Friends of Mount Spokane - Cris Currie
Riverside Foundation - Ben Baird
Friends of Sacajawea - Christian Ford
Friends of Saint Edward - Elaine Everitt
Friends of Saltwater - Rhoda Green
Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia - Stet Palmer
Friends of Spokane House - Mark Weadick
Friends of Whidbey State Parks - Margie Parker