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  1. State Parks Commission to meet virtually for work session

    Posted on May 23, 2023

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regularly scheduled commission work session virtually on May 31. Read on...
  2. National Safe Boating Week Starts May 19

    Posted on May 16, 2023

    National Safe Boating Week takes place from May 19 to 26. The campaign gives boaters tools to make responsible decisions daily, such as always wearing a life jacket, carrying the right equipment, and never boating under the influence. Read on...
  1. Dry Falls internationally recognized as scientifically significant geologic site

    Posted on April 26, 2023

    Sun Lakes – Dry Falls State Park has long been known as a geological icon and must-see destination for Washingtonians. Now, its significant legacy is being recognized on an international scale. Read on...
  2. Public invited to participate in scoping meeting for Westport Light State Park

    Posted on April 24, 2023

    The City of Westport and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) will be co-hosting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scoping open house for the public. Read on...
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  1. State Parks Park Aide Recruitment Graphic

    Become a seasonal Park Aide!

    Do you want to work outdoors as a valued member of our team preserving Washington’s treasured lands, waterways and heritage? Washington State Parks will hire 305 seasonal park aides this spring, and you could be one of them! Read on...
  2. A graphic calling for applicants featuring pictures of young people parks in circular photographs

    Apply for the Northwest Youth Leadership Program!

    Northwest Washington State Parks are looking for King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, Thurston, Pierce and San Juan County youths aged 14-18 to serve on a leadership committee. Be a part of the future of Washington State Parks and apply! APPLY TODAY