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  1. News Releases
  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks Commission to meet next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular meeting virtually on Thursday, April 15. A work session is scheduled for April 14. Read on...
  2. Goldendale Observatory reopens April 24

    Washington State Parks will reopen the newly renovated Goldendale Observatory April 24, on a limited schedule and by online registration only. Read on...
  3. Check Out Washington program now serves libraries statewide

    Washington State Parks and the Washington State Library have expanded the Check Out Washington program to libraries across the state. More than 450 libraries now offer Discover Passes to their patrons. Read on...
  4. State Parks announces two free days in April

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the spring season and Earth Day with two free days at state parks in April. On free days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. Read on...
  5. Sno-Park fees to increase this fall

    The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program announced today that the price of Sno-Park permits will increase when they go on sale again Nov. 1. This will be the first increase since 2009. Read on...
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