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  1. 17-050 State Parks launches campaign with pro football’s Luke Willson

    State Parks and Luke Willson are teaming up to promote Washington's amazing state parks. Through the remainder of the summer, people can enter to win Willson memorabilia through a social media trivia quiz. Read on...
  2. 17-049 Boating Program leads statewide effort to increase paddlesports safety, rules awareness

    Did you know a canoe, kayak or SUP are considered vessels? Washington State Parks’ Boating Program wants paddlesports enthusiasts to be sure they understand boating laws and risks before they head out on the water. Read on...
  3. 17-048 Celebrate Cambodian culture at Saltwater State Park

    Celebrate the rich and colorful culture of the Puget Sound region's Cambodian community with traditional music, dance, food and more Saturday, Aug. 12, at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines. Read on...
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  1. 2017 National Gold Medal Awards
    The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), recently announced that Washington State Parks has been named a finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

    Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. 

    The agency is a finalist in the State Parks category. This video is Washington State Parks’ final submission for consideration of the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards.

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  1. Lisa Ornstein and Dan Compton - Quebecois and old-time fiddle and guitar

    Summer’s in full swing, and you can be, too! 

    Make Washington state parks your go-to places for dancing, music concerts, low-tide exploring, ranger talks, nature walks, foot and bike races, horse shows, crafts, workshops and, of course, Junior Ranger programs. 

    No matter your age or interest, you’ll find something to love this summer at a state park!

    Check our calendar of events!