Commission meetings & agendas

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is a board of seven citizen volunteers appointed by the governor. The commission has regular meetings six times a year at pre-determined locations around the state. Regular meetings run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include an opportunity for public comment. The commission chair may call special meetings at any time; all special meetings are announced in advance.

The commission typically meets in a work session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day prior to the regular meeting in the same location or at a location near the regular meeting location. Work sessions are educational sessions on park operations and issues that eventually may go before the commission. The commission may also tour area sites or parks the day following the regular meeting. No public comment and no formal action are taken at work sessions and tours.

Regular Commission Meeting

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has decided to change its regularly scheduled planning meeting on Dec. 8 and 9 in Kalama, Washington, to a one-day online planning session on Dec, 9.

How to participate

Members of the public may attend in person at Washington State Parks and Recreation Headquarters, which is located at 1111 Israel Rd. SW., Tumwater, WA 98501. (Directions

The meeting can be viewed in our meeting space to comply with the Open Public Meetings Act. Commissioners and staff will be attending remotely and will not be onsite/in-person.

You may participate remotely in the Commission Planning Meeting at 9 a.m. on Dec. 9 using one of the following phone numbers or web links:

To participate by phone:
1-415-655-0001 or 1-206-207-1700
Meeting Access Code: 177 022 5593

To watch via the web:
Event password: WAP@rks2020

Public Comment

This is a planning meeting for the Commission.  The public is invited but no public comment will be taken.  No decisions will be made by the Commission at the planning meeting.              


Agendas are posted online approximately two weeks in advance of regularly scheduled meetings, and actions are posted within a week after the meeting.

Navy Training Proposal

Learn more about the Navy Training Proposal  discussed at the Nov. 19, 2020 online Regular Commission Meeting.

Powerpoint Presentations for november 2020 Commission meetings

2020 Commission Meeting Minutes

Video Transcript

The following is a video transcript of the Nov. 19, 2020 Remote Regular Commission Meeting held via Microsoft Teams


  • Dec 9 Planning Meeting


  • Jan. 27, 28
    Location to be determined
  • April 14, 15
    Location to be determined
  • July 14, 15
    Location to be determined
  • Sept. 15,16
    Location to be determined
  • Nov. 17, 18
    Location to be determined
  • Dec. 7, 8 Commission Planning Meeting for 2022
    Location to be determined