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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks Commission to meet at Fort Worden

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Thursday, Jan. 27 in The Commons at Fort Worden Historical State Park. Read on...
  2. State Parks hosts public meeting in Menlo

    Washington State Parks invites the public to an open house to learn more about plans for the Willapa Hills Trail at Menlo. The meeting will take place 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. Read on...
  3. State Parks hosts virtual public meeting about Kopachuck expansion

    Washington State Parks invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting to learn about plans for the expansion of Kopachuck State Park, including potential impacts on traffic and county roads. Read on...
  4. Retreat center reservations reopen beginning Jan. 3

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced the reopening of park retreat centers beginning in spring 2022. On Jan. 3 at 7 a.m., parks will begin accepting retreat center reservations for the 2022 Memorial Day weekend and beyond. Read on...
  5. State Parks Commission to hold special commission meeting tomorrow

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a special commission meeting on Tues., Dec. 14 to establish the qualifications for the initial screening of applicants for the State Parks director position. Read on...
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