latest updates: improving state parks

Spring 2019 grant news

Grant supports school kids tree planting projects

This fall, school children in Winthrop will learn about forest ecology while engaging in tree planting projects at Pearrygin State Park.

Spring 2019 program update

Check Out Washington
at a library

Our pilot project with libraries is  providing day entry to parks.  One of the more popular items to borrow at Spokane and Pierce County libraries is a backpack filled with a special Discover Pass, binoculars, maps and field guides.  Families who are unable to afford visits are finally able to enjoy state parks.

Spring 2019 grantnews

Grants for Playground

Thanks to our donors Birch Bay State Park gets a new playground. The local community has been lacking a children’s play area and visitors have needed a place for child play.  In 2018, a grant helped complete the project and now in 2019 a new grant will add seating amenities.


A New State Park

Nisqually State Park will become a new full service park after Governor Inslee and the legislature provided funds to implement new park plans. This park will be  developed with consultation and advisement of the Nisqually Indian Tribe. It has been over a decade since Washington developed a new state park. Nisqually is near Eatonville and on the way to Mt. Rainier National Park.  

2019 advocacy Highlight

Veterans Park Restoration Program Expands

Our pilot program with the Veterans Conservation Corps and State Parks gets a boost. We will be doubling the veterans crews and starting work at Columbia Plateau Trail.