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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks proposes new bridge crossing to improve safety on Willapa Hills Trail

    Public invited to learn more about the proposed pedestrian bridge on a section of Willapa Hills State Park Trail. The proposed bridge will improve safety for non-motorized recreationists and vehicles alike. Read on...
  2. Parks Commission meets next week in Tacoma

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will convene its first regular meeting of 2019 on Thursday, Jan. 24, in Tacoma. Read on...
  3. Winter programs return to Rockport State Park

    Washington State Parks invites people of all ages to experience an ancient forest January and February at Rockport State Park through guided hikes, educational programming and interpretive activities. Read on...
  4. State Parks reservations system temporarily out of service Jan. 8 to 15

    Washington State Parks’ online reservation system will be down from Wednesday, Jan. 8 through Tuesday, Jan. 15, as the agency puts the finishing touches on a new and improved system to be launched Jan. 16. Read on...
  5. State Parks offers two free days in January

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits: Jan. 1 and Jan. 21. Read on...
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