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Posted on: August 28, 2014

14-056 State Parks to host public meeting regarding future of Saint Edward seminary building

OLYMPIA – August 28, 2014 –The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will be presenting management options for the Saint Edward State Park Seminary building at a public meeting in early September.

The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Northshore Utility District Building, 6830 NE 185th St., Kenmore 98028.

Staff from State Parks will present options for the future of the 80,000 square-foot building, which has been in disrepair for nearly four decades. During this time, numerous proposals and planning efforts have been considered but did not come to fruition because they were too expensive or were not viable for a variety of other reasons. Last year, the Commission put forth a formal resolution to seek out private or public partnerships to explore funding possibilities.

At the meeting, the public will have an opportunity to provide comments on these options. Staff recommendations and public input will be presented to State Parks Commission at its regular meeting on Sept. 18 in Ilwaco.

For more information about the Sept. 10 meeting, contact Michael Hankinson, State Parks Planner, 360-902-8671 or

About Saint Edward State Park
Saint Edward State Park is a 316-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. The former Catholic seminary is now a popular location for special events, weddings and picnics. The park also features a tract of undeveloped second growth forest along the lake and wide-open expanses of lawn and sports fields. The seminary was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. More information about Saint Edward State Park is at:

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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Media contact:
Virginia Painter, (360) 902-8562
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388


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