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  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. Meeting rescheduled: Recreation planning for three southeastern state parks

    The public is invited to participate in our next recreation planning meeting for Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry and Lewis and Clark Trail state parks on Dec. 10. The originally scheduled meeting on Nov. 17 was cancelled due to technical issues. Read on...
  2. *UPDATE* Public invited to weigh in on next phase of recreation planning for Ginkgo/Wanapum

    The public is invited to a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 8, to learn more about ongoing recreation planning for Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park and Wanapum Recreation Area. Read on...
  3. State Parks Commission to meet next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular meeting virtually on Nov. 19. Read on...
  4. State Parks director to retire early next year

    After a decade leading the agency, Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch will retire on March 2. A nationwide recruitment effort to fill his position is underway. Read on...
  5. Goldendale Observatory launches weekly virtual program

    Washington State Parks will offer free weekly virtual programs from Goldendale Observatory State Park beginning Sunday, Nov. 15. Read on...
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