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  1. 18-048 Peace Arch concert series celebrates traditional music from diverse cultures

    International Concert Series brings Brazilian, West African, Tibetan and Indian music — with Pacific Northwest connections — to Peace Arch Historical State Park each Sunday in August. Read on...
  2. 18-047 State Parks Boating Program launches Paddle Safe Week, July 20 to 28

    Washington State Parks’ Boating Program is leading a statewide awareness effort to promote safe paddling while having fun on the water. Earlier this year, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation declaring July 20 through 28 Paddle Safe Week. Read on...
  3. 18-046 Fort Casey celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Big Guns’ arrival

    Washington State Parks invites the public to attend the 50th anniversary celebration of the Big Guns' arrival at Fort Casey Historical State Park at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. 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. 2018 State Parks Guide on sale now!

    State Parks Guide

    Washington State Parks has published its first guide book. The guide features all of Washington’s state parks, along with articles about activities, interpretive centers, vacation homes, volunteer opportunities and more. This 364-page book is loaded with hundreds of beautiful, full-color photos. It is 6.75 inches wide by 10 inches tall. The guide is available for sale in person and online. 

    More info.