In April 2011 Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission approved the land-use plan plan for Sacajawea State Park.
Washington State Parks has completed a land-use planning project for Saint Edward State Park.
On January 9, 2017, The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously to delegate to the Director authority to enter into a 62-year lease with Daniels Real Estate of Seattle to rehabilitate the Saint Edward Seminary building at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore. The project will be referred into the future as the “Lodge at Saint Edward.” The Seminary building is historically significant and listed in the Washington Heritage Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission approved a management plan on February 14, 2000.
In November 2008 Washington State Parks completed a land-use planning project for Sequim Bay State Park.
August 2006 Washington State Parks completed a land-use plan the South Beach Area, which includes Twin Harbors, Grayland Beach, Westport Light, Bottle Beach, Westhaven State Parks, and the Seashore Conservation Area.
To be eligible for grant programs administered by the Recreation and Conservation Office, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission must have a current and approved recreation and conservation plan.
In July 2016, the State Parks and Recreation Commission adopted a Statewide Park Acquisition and Development Strategy for the agency to guide its acquisition and development of new state parks, and its redevelopment of existing state parks. The overarching goal of the strategy is for Washington’s state parks to be recognized as the collection of places and experiences that are distinctly Washington. In other words, the places you would take someone to show them what Washington really is.
In November 2010 Washington State Parks approved a land-use plan for Steamboat Rock State Park.
On July 3, 2003 the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission approved a management plan for Sun Lakes & Dry Falls State Park.
In 2010 Washington State Parks completed a land-use plan for Upper Cowlitz Area State Parks, including Lewis and Clark, Ike Kinswa, and Seaquest State Parks, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Packwood, and Tilton River Properties.
In September 2007 Washington State Parks completed land-use plans for the Lincoln Rock and Wenatchee Area State Parks.
On March 26, 2015 following a public process that included public meetings in Ilwaco and Ocean Shores, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission approved the use of wind-powered vehicles on portions of Parks-managed ocean beaches. Wind-powered vehicles include kite buggies, blo-karts, kite boards and other wind/sand sailing recreational vehicles. Prior to reaching this decision, State Parks held demonstration events with wind-powered vehicle users to understand the potential for safety issues, user conflict and impacts to wildlife. Wind-powered vehicles are allowed—subject to certain conditions and seasonal restrictions—in designated areas on Long Beach, South Beach and North Beach in Pacific and Grays Harbor counties.
In 2007 Washington State Parks completed a land-use plan for the Yakima Area, which includes Yakima Sportsman State Park and Painted Rocks Property..