Tag Archives: “Washington State Parks”

Herstory: Esther Stark Maltby president of Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs

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. This week, we celebrate Esther Stark Maltby, 16th president of Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs… Read More


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Summer Fun in the Sun Photo Contest

There are not enough words in the world to describe the inspiring and energizing beauty of Washington State Parks in the summer. From the breathtaking sunsets on the Pacific Ocean to the captivating wildlife, to the beaming smile of child roasting marshmallows, our state parks leave us speechless. That’s why Washington State Parks Foundation invited you to submit… Read More


Give big for Washington State Parks

GiveBIG for Your State Parks

Whether you love roasting marshmallows over a campfire, enjoying a day hike with friends, fishing for dinner, or camping out under the stars; Washington State Parks give you opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation activities and build memories with your friends and family. On May 3, 2016 give back and GiveBIG to the Washington State Parks Foundation (WSPF)… Read More


WSPF Park Improvement Projects 2016

WSPF Awards Grants to Improve Eleven Parks

The Washington State Parks Foundation (WSPF) is the only state-wide organization committed to enhancing, sustaining and advocating for Washington’s beautiful state parks. Park Improvement Grants are one way we are making a big difference at your state parks. From improved trails, to interpretive programs, to historic restoration, facilities repairs, and more; WSPF has announced in grants funding… Read More


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Rare Jackalope Sighting at Riverside State Park

  The jackalope is extremely rare and unfortunately rumored to be extinct. In scarce and special occurrences, visitors to Washington State Parks have reported witnessing herds of jackalope grazing and hopping through the eastern side of the state. Known for their aggressive tendencies, park visitors are advised to keep a safe distance from these animals and to report… Read More


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Catching Winter by the Trail

Spring is almost here, but when conditions are right you can enjoy the last taste of winter in Sno-Parks throughout Washington. Sno-Parks are sponsored by the Washington State Parks’ Winter Recreation Program. What an amazing collection of Sno-Parks we have! Please enjoy these photos from a recent trip to Washington Sno-Parks taken and shared by WSPF Executive… Read More


Enhancing, protecting and advocating for Washington’s beautiful state parks

“Washington State Parks has the most diverse land base of any public land system in the state,” said John Floberg, Executive Director for the Washington State Parks Foundation (WSPF). With over 124 park properties across the state, over 500 miles of hiking trails, vast stretches of coastline, mountain peaks, vibrant fields of wildflowers and over 700… Read More