Goal 2 - Enjoyment, Health & Learning

All state parks will have community events and interpretive programs, so that citizens understand that parks are places to enjoy healthy recreation and learn about Washington's history and cultural heritage.

Progress
56 state parks had both community events and interpretive programs in 2011.

Chart showing progress of parks with community and interpretive events from 25 in 2003 to 56 in 2011
Fun & Education
Programs such as Washington State Parks' Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks, in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Washington State Parks Foundation, offer visitors a diverse array of exciting cultural programs.

Park staff work hard to provide visitors a sense of discovery and environmental education, through interesting campfire programs and nature walks. In 2011, Washington State Parks staff presented more than 61,225 interpretive programs with an estimated 396,225 people in attendance.