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  1. 17-065 State Parks hosts Jackson House dedication ceremony

    Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the restoration of the Jackson House State Park Heritage Site on Oct. 6, near Chehalis. Read on...
  2. 17-064 Celebrate National Public Lands Day for free at Washington’s state parks

    On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites people to celebrate National Public Lands Day with a free visit to Washington’s state parks. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. Read on...
  3. 17-063 State Parks Director Don Hoch receives national distinguished service award

    Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch has been awarded the National Association of State Parks Directors’ top award for 2017—the Distinguished Service Award. The honor was presented at the association’s 2017 annual meeting in Missoula on Sept. 7. Read on...
  4. 17-062 State Parks Commission meets in Spokane area next week

    The State Parks and Recreation Commission will convene its next regular meeting on Sept. 28, in Spokane Valley. Read on...
  5. 17-061 Heritage Days brings living history to Sacajawea Historical State Park

    History comes to life during Heritage Days at Sacajawea Historical State Park on Sept. 29-30 with reenactments of fur-trading and pioneer life and the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition. Read on...