Category Archives: Foundation News

Coastal defense history at Manchester State Park

“Imagine you are a military planner at the turn of the 20th century. Cities all along the West Coast are growing quickly. Commerce is booming. Meanwhile, hostile foreign countries are building powerful modern warships. The coast is virtually unprotected. Something must be done.” So begins the story told on three exhibit signs installed at Manchester… Read More


Seattle GiveCamp volunteers step up

“To pair creative and technology talent with nonprofits in need.” That’s the mission of GiveCamp, which organizes events around the country where software developers, designers, database administrators, project managers and creative professionals donate their time to create software and web-based applications for non-profit organizations. The Washington State Parks Foundation was selected as one of more… Read More







Meet our “Love at Parks” photo contest winner

From romantic sunsets to tree hugging, beautiful weddings, families playing, heart-shaped stones and more… We love our Washington state parks! By Jenny Burns, Digital Media Strategist “Wedding day” by Nehemiah Suko, taken at Manchester State Park, won our “Love at Parks” photo contest. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR PHOTO CONTEST. What moves you about our… Read More



Fort Flagler State Park by Judi Kubes

A fix for Fort Flagler State Park

As we reported previously, more than 300 people contributed to the Washington State Parks Foundation during the May 5 GiveBig fundraising event. Thanks to the generous support of these State Park Champions, we are able to sponsor another project in your state parks. Member funded. Member selected. We invited everyone who contributed as part of… Read More