1. 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. 

  2. 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.  

  3. 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. 

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 

  7. A wave crashes against a cliff with a lighthouse in the background.The King Tides are coming

    Jan. 12, 2023 - Learn about the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon on the ocean tides, and when to see extreme high tides on the Washington coast!

  8. Three children running and playing at a state parkOur new brand: more than just a pretty face

    Jan. 11, 2023 - We’re obsessed with our new brand and the road we traveled to get here. Learn about the research we did before we even started thinking about our logo or visual identity. 

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