Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As the Washington State Parks Foundation we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of all Washingtonians, as well as all those who visit the state. We strive to foster a sense of belonging to all state park visitors and potential park visitors, including park staff, and partners. We believe that our state parks are shared spaces that should be welcoming and accessible to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, ability, or religion. We are dedicated to breaking down barriers to access and to creating a park system that truly reflects the richness of our communities


To achieve this, we actively seek out and engage with underserved populations, work to fund and implement initiatives that make our parks more inclusive, and invest in programs that educate about the importance of biodiversity and cultural heritage. We understand that diversity enriches our collective experience and perspective, leading to more effective decision-making and more equitable park systems. By embracing diversity in all its forms, we are making strides toward our vision of a state park system that is welcoming for all.