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  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks welcomes new director of diversity, equity and inclusion

    Washington State Parks welcomes Dr. John Scott as the agency’s new director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Scott brings with him more than 25 years of experience specializing in DEI strategy, goals and action plans. Read on...
  2. State Parks offers unique learning opportunities for students and children

    Washington State Parks offers unique learning opportunities for children and students in person and virtually throughout the year. Online education opportunities include pre-recorded lessons through Flipgrid, mobile apps and live virtual field trips. Read on...
  3. State Parks announces resignation of agency Director

    Today the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission received the voluntary resignation of Director Pete Mayer. Read on...
  4. State Parks Commission to hold special commission meeting tomorrow

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold special commission meeting on Wed., Oct. 6. Read on...
  5. Sno-Park fees to increase this season

    When Washington Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1, winter recreationists will see a fee increase for the first time since 2009. The new prices reflect the rising cost of operations and replacement of aging equipment, including grooming machines. Read on...
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