Friends Groups
People need parks - and parks need people! The support and help given by friends groups are integral to preserving, maintaining, and developing Washington state parks.

With more than 40 million visits annually, Washington's state park system is among the most popular in the nation. However demand for our parks has outpaced resources. Limited government funding and population growth make support for Washington's state parks more important than ever. With your help, we can continue the legacy of giving that has built one of the most-beloved park systems in the nation.

To become a member of a friends group, email or call the group's contact listed below. Your help is vital to support state parks.

Friends of Lake Sammamish Kayak Nature Tour
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park Kayak Nature Tour
Forming a Friends Group
Interested in forming a group to support your favorite state park? The Washington State Parks Foundation has a resource panel to assist volunteers in organizing and developing "Friends of Parks" groups. Panel members are experienced in such organizational matters as articles of incorporation, by-laws, federal tax exemption, state non-profit registration, business licenses, sales tax, fund raising, park stores, and many other issues. For more information, contact John Floberg at the Washington State Parks Foundation by email or by calling (206) 437-6086. You can also contact Washington State Parks by email or by calling (360) 902-8583.