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  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. Public invited to learn more about plans for Schafer State Park

    Washington State Parks invites the public to learn about a preliminary facility plan and proposed capital improvements for Schafer State Park at a meeting Feb. 27, in Montesano. Read on...
  2. Check Out Washington to start March 1

    Discover Pass check-out program starts next month at Pierce, Skagit and Spokane County libraries Read on...
  3. Washington State Parks overhauls reservation system

    As of last week, people planning outings and vacations at Washington state parks have a new, simplified online booking tool to help them. The agency launched an updated central reservations system on Jan. 16. Read on...
  4. State Parks proposes new bridge crossing to improve safety on Willapa Hills Trail

    Public invited to learn more about the proposed pedestrian bridge on a section of Willapa Hills State Park Trail. The proposed bridge will improve safety for non-motorized recreationists and vehicles alike. Read on...
  5. Parks Commission meets next week in Tacoma

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will convene its first regular meeting of 2019 on Thursday, Jan. 24, in Tacoma. Read on...
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