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Posted on: November 20, 2014

14-075 Celebrate a Winter Wonderland at Riverside State Park

Family event is a fundraiser for the Riverside State Park Foundation

OLYMPIA – November 20, 2014 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Riverside State Park Foundation invite the public to celebrate winter early and the upcoming holiday season at the Winter Wonderland in Riverside State Park.

The event is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12-14 at the Bowl and Pitcher Area, 4427 N. Aubrey L White Parkway. (Directions:

This family-friendly event will get participants in the holiday spirit with a visit from Santa Claus, hay rides, a holiday stroll on the illuminated Swinging Bridge, festive lights in the campgrounds and shelter, campfires, and hot chocolate and cookies for sale.

The Winter Wonderland is a fundraiser for the Riverside State Park Foundation. Admission is $5; children age three and under get in free. No Discover Pass will be needed to attend this event. The Foundation is covering the cost.

For more information, contact Cherie’ Gwinn, 509-465-5066 or

About Riverside State Park
Riverside State Park is a 14,000 acre camping park located on the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers. The park provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including miles of hiking, biking, off-road and equestrian trails, water sports, interpretive activities and more. For more information, 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:
Cherie’ Gwinn (509) 465-5066
Toni Droscher (360) 902-8604
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388


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