Real Estate Policy Update

In response to the agency's need to generate revenue for operations, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is updating its real estate policy to cover three primary areas:

  1. Providing appropriate opportunities for privately financed development of recreational facilities in existing developed state parks
  2. Leasing undeveloped surplus lands for revenue-generating purposes and
  3. Transferring selected lands to other government or tribal jurisdictions

Information and initial policy direction on each of these areas can be found in the documents below, and State Parks would like to know what you think.  Please give us your thoughts by using the "Provide Comments" link below.

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Current Efforts:
  • The State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider whether to approve four pilot sites for Recreation Concession Areas (formerly called Recreation Business Activities) at their regular meeting September 22, 2016. The proposed pilot sites include:
    • Fort Flagler Historical State Park
    • Millersylvania State Park
    • Squilchuck State Park
    • Westhaven State Park/Westport Light State Park
  • For Westhaven/Westport Light state parks, in addition to considering whether to approve a Recreation Concession Area, the Commission will consider two other issues:
    • approving changes to the park's land classifications
    • designating a new park name
  • A public workshop to hear input on all of the Westhaven/Westport Light issues will be held August 31, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at McCausland Hall, at 2201 Westhaven Drive, in Westport.
  • State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklists are being completed for each of the pilot Recreation Concession Area sites.
  •  Public input will be accepted until 5 pm September 15, 2016.
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Questions? Please contact:

Nikki Fields, Parks Planner

PO Box 42650

Olympia, WA 98504-2650

Phone: 360-902-8658, Fax: 360-586-0207