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Washington State Parks invites the public to a virtual meeting to learn more about ongoing recreation planning for Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry and Lewis and Clark Trail state parks.
Spokane’s two state parks opened Tuesday, with some restrictions.
Washington state campgrounds will close this week to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while day-use areas and trails will remain open.
The year 2020 is already off to a good start. That’s because the popular First Day Hikes offerings have substantially expanded.
The Washington State Parks Foundation has launched a new website at
At its next regular meeting, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider approval of policy options for 2020 agency-request legislation and supplemental budget requests as well as real estate items.
Starting next week, visitors to Riverside State Park will have new (and cushier) sleeping options.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer 12 free days next year. On free days, visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.
Washington State Parks launched an interactive online recreation map specifically developed for people with disabilities Thursday.
No Discover Pass is needed on Washington State Park lands Saturday. The free day is in honor of the National Park Services’ 102nd birthday.
Palouse Falls State Park was reopened Tuesday morning after being closed for several days.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will Thursday consider renaming the cross-state John Wayne and Iron Horse State Park trails.
Two popular cross-state trails may be renamed. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is considering consolidating and changing the names of the Iron Horse State Park Trail and the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.
The Navy is considering using more Washington state parks along the coastline for training its special operations forces.
PARKS – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider projects for potential grant funding for 2019-21, Thursday. Acquisition candidates include properties in and near existing state parks. Development candidates include: beach restorations, ADA accessibility, pedestrian bridges and decking and railing of trestles for long-distance rail trails, according to a news release. Unfunded 2017-19 projects could be considered for the upcoming 2019-21 grant cycle.
PARKS -- Washington State Parks are offering their own sort of deal for Black Friday -- free access. Entrance fees and Discover Pass requirements for vehicles will be waived on the day after Thanksgiving. The passes cost $10 a day or $30 for a year....
On Saturday, National Public Lands Day, a Discover Pass won’t be required to visit state parks.
OUTRAILED – A second round of public planning meetings for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail through Eastern Washington are set for this week, Washington State Parks and Recreation officials say. The meetings will begin at 6 p.m.: Tuesday May 10 at Preston Community Center in...
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail – the eastern portion of a cross-state abandoned Milwaukee railway purchased by the state in 1981 – is on track for a state park strategic plan.