1. Jean Catherine Greenlees with an old growth Doug Fir at the original Federation Forest State ParkThe women who dreamt of preservation

    March 24, 2023 - Jean Caithness Greenlees had a dream of preserving old growth forest and initiated an effort to preserve a tract of land for use as a park, which is known today as Federation Forest.

  2. A bride and groom stand with an older woman.Washington State Parks weddings: plan your dream day!

    March 15, 2023 - Wedding planning can be fun once you decide to hold your nuptials in a Washington state park. 

  3. Two volunteers lay in the dirt between plantings.Amazing EarthCorps restores trail at Larrabee

    March 30, 2023 - Last November a group of environmentalists from five countries on three continents rallied to restore a popular trail at Larrabee State Park. This is their story, as told by Raphael Lartey, a writer and crew member from Ghana.

  4. Lake Sammamish (icon) Building a picnicker's paradise at Lake Sammamish State Park

    March 7, 2023 -  We’re excited to begin work on several improvements and upgrades that will help make Lake Samm's Sunset Beach an even better gathering place for years to come.  

  5. New WA State Parks logo with green backgroundNew Brand: An evolution takes shape

    Feb. 8, 2022 - When taking a look at our current logo and our visual identity, we realized it didn't represent the growth we have experienced as an agency or the adjusted brand strategy. So, we decided it was time for a change. 

  6. A multi-colored sky and sea reflected at sunset behind a lighthouse.Your next adventure awaits! Become a park aide this season!

    Feb. 8, 2023 - Forget the soul-crushing commute, the cube farm, the lonely telework option. Washington State Parks park aides work outdoors and have a mix of people work and physical labor in some of our state's most spectacular settings. They are living the dream - and now so can you!

  7. People enjoying the ice skating rinkSkating through winter

    Jan. 31, 2023 - Central Washington has long been treasured as a hub for winter recreation and tourism. This year, visitors to the Leavenworth area have a new opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. The Sno-Park Permit grants access every winter to miles of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, skijoring, and… an ice rink!

  8. A couple stands on the beach with their dog at sunset More camping for more seniors: Changes coming to Senior Off-Season Pass Program

    Jan. 13, 2023 - The Senior Off-Season Pass Program is preparing to undergo a few changes to make off-season reservations easier for more of our seniors to enjoy. 

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