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  3. Accomplishments
  1. 18-017 State Parks announces two free days in April

    State Parks invites the public to celebrate Spring and Earth Day with two free days April 14 and 22, respectively. On free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by vehicle. Read on...
  2. 18-016 Parks Commission meets in Monroe next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission meets next week in Monroe, where the agenda will include revisions to fee policies to allow greater flexibility for addressing operating and business needs. Read on...
  3. 18-015 Public invited to help update recreation plan for Lake Sammamish State Park

    Washington State Parks is updating the long-term recreation plan for Lake Sammamish State Park and invites the public to participate in the process, which starts with a kickoff meeting March 29, in Issaquah. Read on...
  4. 18-014 Public invited to participate in ongoing long-term planning for Wallace Falls State Park

    State Parks invites the public to attend the second meeting of the Wallace Falls State Park long-term planning effort on March 21, in Sultan. Read on...
  5. 18-013 Visit state parks for free on March 19

    Washington State Parks turns 105 years old on Monday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day. Read on...