People need parks - and parks need people! The support and help given by friends groups are integral to preserving, maintaining, and developing Washington state parks.

With more than 40 million visits annually, Washington's state park system is among the most popular in the nation. However demand for our parks has outpaced resources. Limited government funding and population growth make support for Washington's state parks more important than ever. With your help, we can continue the legacy of giving that has built one of the most-beloved park systems in the nation.

To become a member of a friends group, email or call the group's contact listed below. Your help is vital to supporting your state parks.

Friends of Lake Sammamish Kayak Nature Tour
 Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park Kayak Nature Tour

Forming a friends group

Interested in forming a group to support your favorite state park? For more information you can reach program staff by emailing the program or by calling (360) 902-8583.

For additional information and support for fiscal sponsorship, contact the Washington State Parks Foundation by email or by calling (206) 437-6086.