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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Park director inducted into prestigious parks academy

    Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch was inducted into the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration at its annual meeting of the National Recreation and Parks Association Conference held in Indianapolis last month Read on...
  2. State Parks announces winter schedule

    Washington State Parks announces its 2018-2019 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. Read on...
  3. Zombies come to life at Riverside State Park

    Washington State Parks and the Riverside State Park Foundation celebrate the Halloween season with the seventh annual Haunted Zombie Hike Oct. 20, in Riverside State Park near Spokane. Read on...
  4. State Parks releases interactive online ADA recreation map

    Washington State Parks announces the recent launch of an interactive online recreation map specifically developed for people with disabilities. Read on...
  5. State’s Boating Program encourages hunters to boat safely

    With the upcoming opening of waterfowl and upland game hunting seasons, Washington State Parks’ Boating Program wants people who hunt from boats to be safe and know the boating laws before they head out on the water. Read on...