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  1. State Parks welcomes new director of diversity, equity and inclusion

    Posted on October 13, 2021

    Washington State Parks welcomes Dr. John Scott as the agency’s new director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Scott brings with him more than 25 years of experience specializing in DEI strategy, goals and action plans. Read on...
  2. State Parks offers unique learning opportunities for students and children

    Posted on October 12, 2021

    Washington State Parks offers unique learning opportunities for children and students in person and virtually throughout the year. Online education opportunities include pre-recorded lessons through Flipgrid, mobile apps and live virtual field trips. Read on...
  1. State Parks announces resignation of agency Director

    Posted on October 6, 2021

    Today the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission received the voluntary resignation of Director Pete Mayer. Read on...
  2. State Parks Commission to hold special commission meeting tomorrow

    Posted on October 5, 2021

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold special commission meeting on Wed., Oct. 6. Read on...
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    Unique learning opportunities for students and families!

    Washington State Parks provides unique cultural, historical and natural science experiences. Parks staff members have created user-friendly virtual and in-person learning opportunities to help students and families learn through engaging activities! Learn More
  2. Washington State Parks Gift Card

    New! Washington State Parks Gift Cards

    Give the gift of the great outdoors! Electronic and plastic gift cards are now available for all the adventurers in your life! They are reloadable and good for reservations, parks merchandise and more. Learn more and get yours today! LEARN MORE