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  1. 18-016 Parks Commission meets in Monroe next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission meets next week in Monroe, where the agenda will include revisions to fee policies to allow greater flexibility for addressing operating and business needs. Read on...
  2. 18-015 Public invited to help update recreation plan for Lake Sammamish State Park

    Washington State Parks is updating the long-term recreation plan for Lake Sammamish State Park and invites the public to participate in the process, which starts with a kickoff meeting March 29, in Issaquah. Read on...
  3. 18-014 Public invited to participate in ongoing long-term planning for Wallace Falls State Park

    State Parks invites the public to attend the second meeting of the Wallace Falls State Park long-term planning effort on March 21, in Sultan. Read on...
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  1. 2017 National Gold Medal Award

    Washington State Parks is proud to have been one of four finalists for the Gold Medal award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA). 

    Alas, the Gold Medal award went to Arizona State Parks at the annual National Recreation and Park Association conference on Sept. 26 in New Orleans. 

    We wish to express our hearty congratulations to our friends at Arizona State Parks! Well done!

    This video, created by Parks staff, was our entry as finalist.

What's New

  1. Let our customers become your customers!

    State Parks advertising card

    State parks welcome more than 33 million visitors each year, and visits to parks contribute $1.3 billion each year to Washington’s economy.

    Advertise with Washington State Parks, and make our customers your customers! State Parks is now offering paid business directory listings on select park bulletin boards, hospitality book advertising and rack/business card displays in the following 10 state parks:
    Lake Sammamish
    Deception Pass
    Cape Disappointment
    Fort Flagler
    Lake Chelan
    Lake Easton
    Pearrygin Lake

    More info.