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  1. State Parks offers two free days in January

    Washington State Parks will offer two free days in January: Jan. 1, New Year's Day, and Jan. 20, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday holiday. No Discover Pass required for day-use visits on these days. Read on...
  2. State Parks Commission to meet next week in Tukwila for 2020 planning

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold it's annual planning meeting Dec. 4 and 5 in Tukwila to discuss 2020 work plans and priorities and the agency's draft strategic plan among other items. Read on...
  3. State Parks, partners offer youth snowmobile safety class

    The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program, Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club are offering a free snowmobile safety class to young snowmobilers Dec. 14, in Leavenworth. Read on...
  4. State Parks Commission to meet next week in Wenatchee

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular commission meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, in Wenatchee. Read on...
  5. Public invited to view transit of Mercury at newly renovated Goldendale Observatory

    The giant telescope at Goldendale Observatory State Park Heritage Site will provide a special viewing of the transit of Mercury Nov. 11 – a celestial event that won’t happen again until 2032. The park also will be open on a limited basis through 2019. Read on...
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