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  3. Accomplishments
  1. Be ‘beach-friendly’ this Fourth of July

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and community partners on Washington’s ocean beaches are encouraging safe and responsible beach celebrations over the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Read on...
  2. State Parks’ McConkey receives top award from international snowmobile association

    Pamela McConkey, Winter Recreation Program manager, has received the Administrator’s Professional Award for Excellence from the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators. Read on...
  3. State Parks considering updates to Lake Sammamish master plan

    Washington State Parks is considering an update to its long-range master plan for Lake Sammamish State Park and will begin a scoping process for a voluntary Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The public can learn more at workshop June 25. Read on...
  4. Enjoy traditional music all summer long at Deception Pass State Park

    Deception Pass State Park's North Beach Amphitheater is the ideal place for this summer's American Roots Concert Series. This year, we've expanded the concerts from four to eight performances, Saturday evenings from July 6 - Aug. 24. Read on...
  5. State Parks reopens ‘trailside museum’ at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

    Visitors to Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park can now visit a “trailside museum” before hiking the park’s famed collection of petrified logs — all while charging their electric vehicles. Read on...
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