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  1. Next State Parks free day is March 19

    Posted on March 2, 2021

    Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday on Friday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day. Read on...
  2. State Parks Commission appoints new agency director

    Posted on March 1, 2021

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission today announced the appointment of Peter Mayer as the agency’s new director. Read on...
  1. Commission to hold two special meetings regarding selection of new agency director

    Posted on February 19, 2021

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold two special virtual meetings Feb 23 and 24 to further discuss final candidates for the Parks director position. Read on...
  2. Commission to discuss qualifications of final agency director candidates at special meeting

    Posted on February 12, 2021

    State Parks Commission to hold a virtual special meeting Feb. 17, to discuss the qualifications of the final candidates for the Parks Director position. If agreed upon, the commission will take final action relating to hiring for that position. Read on...
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  1. 11.18.20 WR blog snowmobiles at Crystal

    The snow is falling! Are you ready?

    This winter is shaping up to be a great snow season! It's also going to be a bit different. Find out how Sno-Parks are gearing up to help you stay safe and recreate responsibly what you will need — and need to know — before you hit the slopes! Learn more on our Adventure Awaits blog!
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    Live from Goldendale Observatory: Weekly (Virtual) Programming

    Join State Parks Interpretive Specialist Troy Carpenter for a glimpse into the universe through our #GoldendaleObservations programs on our YouTube channel! Troy’s one-hour presentations from our award-winning observatory are live at 7 p.m. every Sunday.