News Release 12-109
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Sandy Mealing: (360) 902-8559
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388
State Parks 2013 Centennial Calendar on sale now: Keepsake calendar focuses on 100 years of park history
Dec. 11, 2012 –
The Washington State Parks 2013 Centennial commemorative wall calendar is now available for purchase – just in time for the holidays if you act fast.
The calendar celebrates Washington’s large, diverse and beautiful state park system, which turns 100 years old next year. Established on March 19, 1913, Washington’s is one of the oldest state park systems in the country. The calendar commemorates the 100th birthday by featuring historic photos and graphic images from every decade, giving a feel for the park system that today receives approximately 40 million visits a year.
The large-format calendar measures 14 inches by 9.875 inches when closed and is 14 inches by 19.75 inches when opened for display. It sells for $18.50 plus tax. Purchase is through the Washington State Printer’s print-on-demand program, online at myprint.wa.gov, or call State Parks Headquarters at (360) 902-8500. A link also is provided on the State Parks’ website at www.parks.wa.gov/specialoffers.
Orders should be made by Dec. 17 for delivery by Christmas.
Historic photos are courtesy of the State Parks Archive Collection. Featured photos include a 1919 public meeting and picnic to discuss Deception Pass becoming a state park, a family picnicking at Moran State Park in the 1920s, a Civilian Conservation Corps crew from the 1930s, a State Parks ranger and truck from the 1950s and more. Proceeds from calendar sales go to operate and maintain Washington state parks.