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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. Next State Parks free day is March 19

    Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday on Friday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day. Read on...
  2. State Parks Commission appoints new agency director

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission today announced the appointment of Peter Mayer as the agency’s new director. Read on...
  3. Commission to hold two special meetings regarding selection of new agency director

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold two special virtual meetings Feb 23 and 24 to further discuss final candidates for the Parks director position. Read on...
  4. Commission to discuss qualifications of final agency director candidates at special meeting

    State Parks Commission to hold a virtual special meeting Feb. 17, to discuss the qualifications of the final candidates for the Parks Director position. If agreed upon, the commission will take final action relating to hiring for that position. Read on...
  5. State Parks hiring park aides and senior park aides

    Washington State Parks announces its annual recruitment for a variety of seasonal and non-permanent park aide and senior park aide positions across the state. Read on...
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