Commission meetings & agendas

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is a board of seven citizen volunteers appointed by the governor. The commission has regular meetings six times a year at pre-determined locations around the state. Regular meetings run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include an opportunity for public comment. The commission chair may call special meetings at any time; all special meetings are announced in advance.

The commission meets in a work session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day prior to the regular meeting in the same location or at a location near the regular meeting location. Work sessions are educational sessions on park operations and issues that eventually may go before the commission. The commission may also tour area sites or parks the day following the regular meeting. No public comment and no formal action are taken at work sessions and tours.

Agendas, Items & Actions

Agendas are posted online at least one week in advance of meetings, and actions are posted within a week after the meeting.

Most Recent Agenda, Items & Actions | View All Agendas and Actions


  • May 6
    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission held this regularly scheduled meeting as an online, one-day work session only.  View the recorded meeting on TVW’s archive site.

  • July 30
    Riverside State Park (outdoor meeting)
    Spokane House Interpretive Center
    13501 Nine-Mile Road
    Nine Mile Falls, 99026
    Work session: July 29

    Due to COVID-19 and the need to provide social distancing, our July Commission meeting will be conducted outside at Riverside State Park. The meeting date has also been adjusted to fall into Phase 4 of the Governor’s reopening plan.

    The Navy training proposal will not be included in the July Commission meeting. This item has high public interest and we anticipate a large number of people will attend in person when this topic is before the commission. With public safety in mind, the commission plans to hold a public meeting on this topic later in the year when it is safer to accommodate large groups of people. We expect to make a decision on the Navy’s application at a regularly scheduled meeting in late 2020 or early 2021.
  • Sept. 17
    Courtyard by Marriott
    1295 N.E. North Fairway Road
    Pullman, WA
    Work session: Sept. 16
  • Nov. 19
    Burlington/Mount Vernon
    Location to be determined
  • Dec 8-9
    Commission 2021 planning meeting
    Kalama Harbor Lodge
    215 Hendrickson Dr.
    Kalama, WA 98625