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Posted on: July 6, 2021

State Parks Commission to meet next week in Spokane

OLYMPIA – July 6, 2021 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its first regular in-person commission meeting since January 2020 on Thursday, July 15, in Spokane. 

Commission action items include approval of agency request legislation policy and the delegation of authority to the agency director and Legislative Committee to finalize request legislation. 

In addition, the commission will hear updates and reports from park staff about the Washington Wildlife Recreation Program State Parks Category Grant Criteria; Boating Program WAC updates; supplemental budget requests; and financial and legislative matters.

Pre-arranged public speakers include the Palouse to Cascades trail Coalition, Friends of the Tekoa Trestle and Mount Spokane 2000.

A work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting on Wednesday, July 14. Work sessions are open to the public; however, there will be no opportunity for the public to comment and no formal action will be taken. 

Beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 12, the commission will meet with city of Spokane park and recreation officials to discuss management of the Centennial Trail and other mutual topics. 

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, the commission will tour Mt. Spokane State Park and concession area. 

The commission will be touring Riverside State Park with local leaders at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14. 

The public is welcome to attend the tours but must provide their own transportation.

WHAT
Bi-monthly commission meeting

WHO
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14
Work session

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 15
Regular meeting

WHERE
The Historic Davenport
10 South Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201
(Driving directions)

 BACKGROUND
The commission has six regular meetings a year in pre-determined locations around the state. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings. A full agenda, including information about opportunities for public comment is available at on State Parks’ website

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is made up of seven citizen volunteers appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The commission is charged with providing policy direction for the agency.  

News media contact:
Anna Gill, Communications Office, (360) 902-8562

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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: 20-040
 

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