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  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. Public invited to learn about State Parks’ draft ADA transition plan

    Washington State Parks invites the public to a virtual meeting to learn about the agency’s plan to improve accessibility at state parks. The meeting will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Aug. 18, via Zoom. Read on...
  2. State Parks asks visitors to avoid crowded parks this summer

    Washington State Parks is asking the public to follow the Guidelines for Responsible Recreation when planning a trip to a state park this summer. When parks are crowded, and parking lots are full, visitors should go somewhere else Read on...
  3. State Parks takes action to minimize crowding at two parks in Chelan county

    Beginning today, Washington State Parks will limit the number of visitors at two popular state parks in Chelan county — Lake Wenatchee and Lake Chelan. This measure is to avoid overcrowding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  4. ‘Check Out Washington’ to expand this summer

    Washington State Parks and the Washington State Library have resumed the popular 'Check Out Washington' program in libraries across the state. People can check out a Discover Pass for free access to lands managed by State Parks, WDFW and DNR. Read on...
  5. State Parks Commission to meet next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular meeting virtually on July 30. Read on...
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