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Fort Worden’s Trails Restored!

Because of generous donors, Ft. Worden’s trails are so much better! Gifts to Washington State Parks Foundation helped fund the restoration of the Artillery Hill Trail, as well as 12 other critical infrastructure projects at parks across Washington. This trail restoration was included in our Park Improvements Project program. We provided support …

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Arts in the Parks 2019

Because of donor support, this summer featured more amazing events than ever! Our wonderful donors helped fund more than 20 festivals and multi-cultural events across the state. From poetry time at Cama Beach to Indian Independence Day at Lake Sammamish there were unique ways to experience and enjoy new cultures. Visitors …

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Journey to the Parks Virtual Field Trips

We are proud to highlight our successful Journey to the Parks program. At a cost of $1.92 per student we provided over 15,600 school kids with education programs and virtual field trips to state parks where they learned from experts in orca behavior and marine ecology.

Herstory: Esther Stark Maltby

In honor of Women’s History Month, each week in March we are celebrating the roles of women in protecting, restoring and donating Washington State parklands and historic sites that they donated for future generations – places for you and me.

20 Park Improvement Project Grant Awards

Through the generosity of our donors Washington State Parks Foundation provides awards to 20 state parks that requested support. Tap on photos below to learn about some recent grants and note the list for parks that will be improved for your visits next summer.

Skiing with Dogs

Skijoring is an ancient form of transportation originating in Scandinavia. Etymologically, it comes from the Norwegian ski, ski, and kjøring, driving.

Veterans get to work at state parks

Three veterans will mark this Veterans’ Day as part of the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) Park Champions Program.

Communities Enjoy Arts in the Parks

Folk and Traditional Arts Program Continues to Foster Old Traditions while Facilitating New Celebrations with New Director Makaela Kroin