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  1. 17-076 Rockport State Park hosts guided hikes, Junior Ranger activities through the winter

    Washington State Parks invites the public to experience an ancient forest this winter at Rockport State Park, through guided hikes, educational programming and interpretive activities for all ages. Read on...
  2. 17-075 State Parks considering long-term boundary revisions for two Orcas Island parks

    Washington State Parks is beginning a public process to consider expanding the long-term park boundaries of Moran and Obstruction Pass state parks on Orcas Island. The public is invited to a kickoff meeting Nov. 29, in Eastsound. Read on...
  3. 17-074 Commission will set guiding principles for Parks’ long-term capital plan

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will be asked to establish guiding principles, assumptions and goals for developing a 10-year capital plan at its next meeting, Nov. 16, in Westport. Read on...
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  1. 2017 National Gold Medal Award

    Washington State Parks is proud to have been one of four finalists for the Gold Medal award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA). 

    Alas, the Gold Medal award went to Arizona State Parks at the annual National Recreation and Park Association conference on Sept. 26 in New Orleans. 

    We wish to express our hearty congratulations to our friends at Arizona State Parks! Well done!

    This video, created by Parks staff, was our entry as finalist.

What's New

  1. Parks' arbor crew goes out
    on a limb for trees

    Arbor crew - divers (whats new)

    Trees and forest ecosystems are among Washington’s icons and treasures. Washington State Parks owns 120,000 acres of land, much of it forested. More than 35 million visitors enjoy 125 state parks every year, and many travelers equate state park vacations with camping in the woods.

    Washington State Parks’ six-person arbor crew serves the parks’ oldest and quietest residents, the trees and shrubs that make parks extraordinary. In doing so, the team provides visitors with a safe, healthy environment, and it preserves natural spaces for future generations. 

    More info.