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Posted on: July 10, 2015

15-047 Junior Ranger Program gets children close to nature at Lake Sammamish State Park

OLYMPIA – July 10, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the Junior Ranger Program of events for this summer at Lake Sammamish State Park through Aug. 30.

Programs take place each weekend throughout the summer from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays at the new Sunset Beach Bathhouse at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, Issaquah. (Directions:

The programs are designed for children of all ages and will vary from weekend to weekend. All programs will feature hands-on nature topics and crafts such as creating bird masks, bat ears, bug goggles, kites, paper tree-vests and recycled bottle bird feeders. Kids will also have the opportunity to decorate their bikes and parade around the trails with park rangers on posted dates. 

More information about each weekend’s programs will be on the State Parks’ online calendar of events at: 

About Lake Sammamish State Park
The park offers a great outdoor day-use experience in an urban setting with hiking and biking trails, swim beach, nine boat ramps, kitchen shelter, horseshoe pits, kayak rentals, softball and volleyball fields and more. For more information about the park, visit:

About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

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Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit

Media contacts:
Alysa Adams, (253) 951-1345
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service:  (800) 833-6388




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