As the process moves forward, public comments, questions and suggestions received about the future of Washington State Parks will be made available online at www.parks.wa.gov/Beyond2013/.
Public meeting locations, dates and times are as follows:
• Tri Cities: 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 17
Columbia Basin College
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Building A, room A126
Pasco, WA 99301
• Spokane: 3:30 to 5 p.m. May 19 (focus on Riverside State Park) and 6 – 7:30 p.m. May 21 (focus on Mount Spokane State Park)
Spokane Public Library Shadle Branch
W. 2111 Wellesley Ave.
Spokane, WA 99205
• Central and East Wenatchee: 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 22
Washington State Parks Eastern Region Headquarters
270 Ninth Street N.E.
Ice Age Conference Room
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
• Friday Harbor: 2:15 to 4 p.m. June 2
Whidbey Island Bank – Community Room
535 Market Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
• Olympia: 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 5
Tumwater High School
700 Israel Road S.W.
Olympia, WA 98501
• Seattle area: 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 6
King County Department of Development and Environmental Services
900 Oakdale Ave. S.W.
Renton, WA 98057
• Fort Worden State Park: 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 11
200 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
• Burlington: 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 12
Burlington Rotary Community Meeting Room
820 E. Washington Ave.
Burlington, WA 98233
• Chinook: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 14
Fort Columbia State Park Theater
475 Highway 101
Chinook, WA 98638
Individuals, groups and organizations wishing to join an e-mail list for updates on the planning process are invited to use the following contact information:
• E-mail: Strategic.Planning@parks.wa.gov
• Phone: (360) 902-8504 and ask for Strategic Planning
• Mail: Washington State Parks, Strategic Planning, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650
Stay connected to your state parks by following Washington State Parks at www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks, www.twitter.com/WaStatePks_NEWS and www.youtube.com/WashingtonStateParks.
The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 99-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013. For more information on Centennial 2013, visit www.parks.wa.gov/Centennial2013.
Support state parks by purchasing your Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.