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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Public invited to a winter open house at Fields Spring State Park Feb. 15

OLYMPIA – Jan. 28, 2020 – Washington State Parks invites the public to an open house to discuss the needs and future of winter recreation at Fields Spring State Park, located near Anatone. Staff from the park and the Winter Recreation Program will provide a warm fire, cocoa, cider and snacks.

WHAT
An informal event to socialize and hear from park users about their winter recreation needs and experiences at Fields Spring. Staff want to hear how visitors play in the snow and how they would like to use the park for winter fun in the future. Participants can provide input through discussions with staff, by filling out comment cards or taking a survey.

WHO
Statewide Winter Recreation Program staff, regional and park staff, park visitors, community members and other interested parties.

WHEN
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15

WHERE
Fields Spring State Park 
Snowflake Shelter adjacent to the main campground parking lot.
992 Park Road
Anatone
(Driving Directions)

BACKGROUND
Fields Spring State Park sits in the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington. In winter, the park transforms into a Sno-Park with groomed cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing opportunities and a long sledding hill. Additionally, Fields Spring has year-round overnight accommodations and camping and is considered one of the best places in Washington to view the Blue Mountains.

The statewide Winter Recreation Program currently grooms nearly 7 miles of ski trails. Park and area staff take care of regular maintenance and enforcement.

Parkgoers who can’t make the open house can fill out comment cards available in the park through March 31. People can also take an online survey or call the park at (509) 256-3332.

News media contacts:
Jeremy Jalali, Park Ranger, (509) 423-5600
Meryl Lassen, Communications Consultant, (360) 902-8557

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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.

 News release number: 20-006

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