June 14, 2021 Where in the world is ... the Franklin Townsite? Or the Grotto at Saint Edward State Park? Discover all this and more with a new app that lead's you on a fun quest through some cool historic places. Find out how you can become an Agent of Discovery!
'Roots in the Park' goes virtual this June
May 24, 2021Tune in and get down! The Folk and Traditional Arts summer 'Roots in the Park' series is going virtual this year. Enjoy a foot tappin', heel stompin' good time from the comfort of your own home Thursday nights this June.
Celebrate the change of season with a virtual Spring Festival!
May 18, 2021 Get into the swing of Spring with our Folk and Traditional Arts program's virtual Spring Festival on May 22. Enjoy performances and learn about the rich spring traditions of cultures from around the world from the comfort of you own home!
Camping 101: Getting the most from your state park visit
May 6, 2021 Outdoor recreation is the hottest vacation trend of the year, and it doesn't show any sign of waning! We know a lot of you are new to camping in these (dare we say it?) unprecedented times. We want you to get the most from your visit, so check out these FAQ's to help put you in the know before you go, go GO!
Cheers to our volunteers! 2020 State Parks Volunteer Award winners April. 18, 2021 Our dedicated State Parks volunteers enrich the parks experience the year round for visitors and staff alike. Once a year we like to honor these hard-working, giving folks for the outstanding work they do. Here are our 2020 State Parks Volunteer Award winners.
Celebrate State Park's Birthday with an 'Adventure!'
March 15, 2021 Step into spring with a State Parks' Adventure! Geocaching Adventure Lab is a fun, new way to combine a day of outdoor discovery with a treasure hunt. Bonus: Enjoy a free day in the park when State Parks turns 108 on March 19!
They're just snow fun! Parks opens new options for snow play
Feb. 23, 2021 This winter is turning out to be one of the all-time most popular snow seasons in Washington! Record-level crowds are hitting the slopes. That's why we've opened four new Sno-Parks for non-motorizes winter recreation. Learn where to go for fun in the snow and get some tips for staying safe while having fun outdoors!
FIrst Day Hikes 2021: Choose your own adventure!
Dec. 16, 2020 Love getting out to Washington State Parks on Jan. 1, for a First Day Hike? So do we! Our New Year’s Day hike tradition might be a little different this year, but we still invite you to grab your mask and get out to renew your outdoor passions! Discover some inspirational ways to get in that First Day Hike and still practice responsible recreation this New Year's!