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State parks commission holds public meeting

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.

State Parks Commission meets Sept. 19

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.

Washington State Parks announces 2019 free days

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.

John Wayne Pioneer Trail name could change

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.

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission considers grant projects

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.

State Parks access free on Black Friday; no pass required

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....

John Wayne Trail public planning meetings this week

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...