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  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks partners with healthcare providers to prescribe nature

    Washington State Parks announces the launch of its Park Rx program, in time for National Park Rx Day on Sunday, April 28. More than a dozen state parks will participate by offering special activities on that weekend. Read on...
  2. State Parks hosts public meeting on Fort Worden Marine Area

    Lend your voice to the future of Fort Worden Historical State Park and the Marine Science Center. Parks planners will host a public meeting April 18 to introduce alternative development concepts for parts of the park and seek feedback from the community. Read on...
  3. Camano Island State Park camping reservations now available online

    Planning to go crabbing this season? Now you can make your reservations for a stay at Camano Island State park using the new state parks online reservation system. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance so plan your visit today! Read on...
  4. State Parks announces two free days in April

    Spring into parks for free this month! Saturday, April 20 and Monday, April 22 are State Parks free days in honor of spring and Earth Day! You won't need a Discover Pass for day-use parking either of these days. Read on...
  5. Potlatch State Park announces lineup of spring, summer and fall programs for all ages

    From walks to workshops to wildlife visits, you'll find plenty of entertaining and educational Saturday programs this spring through fall at Potlatch State Park. Mark your calendars — the fun begins April 27! Read on...
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