Commission meetings & agendas

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is a board of seven citizen volunteers appointed by the governor. It holds four regular meetings in pre-determined locations around the state, four virtual meetings and one planning meeting a year. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings and may be virtual, written or in person, depending on the meeting.

The commission typically meets in a work session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day prior to the regular meeting in the same location or at a location near the regular meeting location. Work sessions are educational sessions on park operations and issues that eventually may go before the commission. The commission may also tour area sites or parks the day following the regular meeting. No public comment and no formal action are taken at work sessions and tours.

  ATTENTION
VIRTUAL PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE JAN. 26, COMMISSION MEETING

Please see the Public Comment section below for information and instructions on providing virtual and other forms of public comment at the Commission Meeting.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND AND LOCATIONS

  • January 25, 26 Commission Meeting    
    Lacey City Council Chambers
    420 College Street SE
    Lacey, WA 98503

  • March 1 Commission Meeting   
    Virtual
  • April 12, 13 Commission Meeting  
    Historic Davenport Hotel
    10 S Post St
    Spokane, WA 99201
  • May 31 Commission Meeting   
    Virtual
  • July 12, 13 Commission Meeting    
    Ocean Shores
    TBD
  • August 23 Commission Meeting  
    Virtual
  • October 18, 19 Commission Meeting   
    Sun Mountain Lodge
    604 Patterson Lake Rd
    Winthrop, WA 98862  
  • November 15 Commission Meeting
    Virtual
  • December 6, 7 Commission Planning Meeting for 2024
    Seattle
    TBD
    *no action items/agenda items/reports

COMMISSION MEETING AGENDAS

Regularly-scheduled commission and work session agendas are posted online at least two weeks in advance of meetings, and actions/recordings are posted within a week after the meeting.

ACTION ITEMS

The commission will address the following action items at the Jan. 26, Regular Commission Meeting

powerpoint presentations 

Work session powerpoint presentations (pdf)

commission meeting presentations (pdf)

PUBLIC COMMENT

The public may provide virtual, written or in-person comment during the Regular Commission Meeting.

VIRTUAL PUBLIC COMMENT

Pre-registration is required to provide virtual public comment.  To provide virtual comment you will need to be able to join the Attendee Web link from your computer (no phone option available).To register, email commission@parks.wa.gov  by 5 pm on Jan. 20. Please provide the name you will be logging in under, a contact phone number, as well as the agenda item or general topic you will be speaking on. You will receive an email by noon on Jan. 23, with specific instructions around virtual testimony. 

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT

Written public comment may be submitted by mail or email. All comments must be be received by 5 p.m. on Jan. 20. 

  • Send written comments by mail to: WSPRC, Attn: Becki Ellison, PO Box 42650, Olympia, WA  98504. Please note: Due to varying conditions in postal delivery speeds we strongly recommend submission of public comment by email so that it will arrive in time for the meeting.
  • Send written comments by email to: commission@parks.wa.gov  

IN-PERSON PUBLIC COMMENT

We will be accepting in-person oral public comment at the meeting. If you wish to comment at a meeting, please fill out a comment card and provide it to staff at the sign in table. The Chair will call you up to the front at the appropriate time. 

PUBLIC ACCESS

The public may participate by attending the meetings in person or listening to and/or watching the meeting on TVW