Washington State Parks Foundation is the only statewide organization committed to enhancing, sustaining, and advocating for Washington State Parks.

Tap on photos below to learn about recent grants at these state parks.

Olmstead Place Historical State Park
$2,500 to purchase and install drinking foundation that is compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act
Brooks Memorial
$2,300 to upgrade the frisbee golf course.
Ocean City
$2,500 for murals and facilities beautification project.
Mt St Helens Visitor Center
$2,500 for the purchase of a new public viewing scope
Lime Kiln Point
$2,500 for historic restoration of the water tower
$2,500 for historic cabin restoration
Jackson House
$2,500 for materials for a new cedar fence and restoration of the original brick pathway and lush surrounding grass area.
Lewis and Clark Trail
$2,100 to add new tipi campsites
Events across the state
$5,000 for a generator and equipment trailer that supports arts in the parks performances and outdoor events.
Birch Bay
$2,500 to complete new playground's swing set, slides and ADA access ramp.
Deception Pass
$1,000 to replace picnic table boards at campgrounds and day use areas.
$2,500 for trail signage and bulletin boards to inform visitors along the Aubrey L. White Parkway Trail.
South Whidbey
$2,500 to map and provide signage on the Whilbert Trail.
Sun Lakes Dry Falls
$12,000 for a new 125-seat amphitheater with a place for presentations and programming.
Fort Flagler
$2,500 for to improve the trails, boardwalk and create signage.

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Enhancing and Sustaining Parks

We award grants directly to individual State Parks for improvement projects, including facilities, trails, signs and events. The more our members and donors give, the more we can do!

Park Improvement Projects

Our Park Improvement Project program is designed to meet real needs in our state parks that are often too small to get attention through other means. These grants are available to all Washington State Parks on an annual basis.

Member Funded, Member Selected

All the funds for our Parks Improvement Projects Grants program come from our contributors, and all members who contribute something extra to it, get a say in which projects receive funding. Through this program, even small contributions make a tangible difference in our State Parks system.

  1. Conconully – Interpretive Cabin Restoration: $2500
  2. Deception Pass – play ground slide replacement: $2500
  3. Ft Flagler – Interpretive Trail: $2500
  4. Goldendale Observatory – Upgrade Dome opening mechanism: $1,900
  5. Ike Kinswa – Animal Tracks interpretation: $900
  6. Lake Chelan and 25 mile Creek – Park entrance Improvements: $2,500
  7. Lake Wenatchee – Beach Path Interpretive Panel: $1,200
  8. Matilda Jackson – Park Entrance Improvement” $2,000
  9. Miller Pennisula Park Property – Parking area & entrance improvements: $1050
  10. Riverside – Trail markers: $2500
  11. Brooks Memorial – Disc Golf upgrade: $2300
  12. Grayland – Recycling program:  $2500
  13. Larrabee – Cyrus Gates Interp panel:   $2200
  14. Lime Kiln Point – Historic Water Tower Restoration:  $2500
  15. Mt St Helens Visitor Center – Public Viewing Scopes: $2000
  16. Ocean City – Artists Murals: $2000
  17. Olmstead – ADA Drinking Fountain: $2500
  18. Seaquest – Deck and Rail Improvements for Campsites: $1950
  19. Steamboat – Flag pole replacement: $2500
  20. Steptoe Butte- Public Viewing Scope: $2500

Total $42,500

  • Lewis and Clark Trail – Teepee Platforms $2065
  • Birch Bay – Playground upgrade $2500
  • Statewide – Outreach Programs generator $2200
  • Statewide – Outreach Programs generator and trailer $2500
  • Lewis and Clark/Jackson House historic restoration cobblestone Path $1200
  • Goldendale Observatory – Technical Facilitation of Solar Telescope Outreach: $2250
  • Riverside – Signage for trails & borders near Camp Seven Mile Military Reservation: $2500
  • Riverside – Aubrey L. White Parkway Trail info signs & bulletin boards: $2500
  • Steamboat Rock – Dock Ramp at Osborn Bay Campground Boat Launch: $2500
  • Seaquest – Looped Trail & Interpretive Wayside Panel: $2000
  • Ike Kinswa – Interpretive Intern Stipend: $1250
  • Fort Canby, Ft. Casey, Ft. Ebey, Ft. Flagler & Ft. Worden – Replica Drain Covers for Gun Batteries: $2500
  • San Juan Marine Parks: Sucia Island  – Fire Ring Replacement: $2250
  • Lake Sammamish – Trail Network Mapping & Signs: $2500
  • South Whidbey – Wilbert Trail Interpretive Signage— $2,500
  • Federation Forest – Montgomery Interpretive Center Exhibit Renovations—$2,500
  • Squilchuck – Kiosk and Trail Signage—$2,500
  • Obstruction Pass – Picnic Table Replacement—$2,227
  • Deception Pass – Replace Picnic Table Boards—$1,000
  • Lake Easton – Campground Host Site—$2,500
  • Mt. St. Helens – Bench Seats for Interpretive Program at Visitor Center—$2,000
  • Columbia Hills – Dalles Mountain Ranch Trail Interpretive Panels—$2,500
  • Cama Beach – Update and Rebuild Toy Boat Workstations and Mobile Trailer—$2,500
  • Fort Flagler – Trails Improvements, Including Signage and Boardwalks—$2,500

Enjoy these posts about grant announcements and some of our past projects:

Boeing Grant to WSPF Funds Bridge Construction at Willapa Hills Trail

WSPF vote to grant award to San Juan Marine Parks: Sucia Island 
11 State Parks awarded grants
Coastal defense history at Manchester State Park
Picnic perfection at Obstruction Pass
Kopachuck’s new trail guide
A fix for Fort Flagler State Park

Donor Sponsored Projects

We also connect worthy parks projects to individual donors—people and companies who value Washington’s State Parks and want to invest in their community.

Cama Beach Conference Center
Funding for the construction of the Cama Center and Cafe, a 5,000 square foot multipurpose dining, meeting, and event venue at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island, was facilitated by the Foundation. The building, clad in glass and wood, offers spectacular views over Saratoga Passage to Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountains. The facility has a capacity for 200 people sitting or 150 people dining. It is an ideal spot for a wedding, family reunion, group retreat, or gathering of friends.

Sun Lake State Park Amphitheater
Our contributors made possible a $12,000 donation from the Foundation for the new 125-seat amphitheater built at Sun Lake State Park. The amphitheater provides an enhanced camping experience, with a place for presentations and other programming within the park.

Larrabee State Park Trail Improvements
A $2,000 gift in 2010 allowed the Foundation to partner with the Washington Trails Association and gain over 1,900 volunteer hours’ worth of work on trail improvements in the park. A similar gift was made in 2011.

San Juan Islands State Parks Safety Ladders
In cooperation with the members of the Women’s Interclub Council (representing the recreational boating community), the Foundation made a grant to State Parks to install safety ladders on docks in several state parks in the San Juan Islands. The $2,000 grant addressed this significant safety issue at nine locations.