Press Release

January 18, 2022

State Parks Commission to meet at Fort Worden

OLYMPIA – Jan. 18, 2022 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Thursday, Jan. 27 in The Commons at Fort Worden Historical State Park.

Commission action items include approval of 2022 agency priorities and a decision regarding obligations of the Fort Worden Public Development Authority.

In addition, the commission will hear updates and reports from agency staff about the State Parks Boating Program and long-term planning for several parks from North Puget Sound to the Blue Mountains.

A work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting, on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Work sessions are open to the public; however, there will be no opportunity for the public to comment and no formal action will be taken.

At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, the commission will tour Fort Worden Historical State Park with partners from the Fort Worden Public Development Authority. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, the commission will tour Mystery Bay and Fort Flagler state parks. The public is welcome to attend the tours but must provide their own transportation

Bi-monthly commission meeting

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Work Session
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26

Regular Meeting
8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m
Thursday, Jan. 27

Fort Worden Historical State Park - Commons Conference Space: 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend (Driving Directions)

Virtual access via WebEx


The commission has six regular meetings a year in pre-determined locations around the state. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings. A full agenda, including information about opportunities for public comment is available at on State Parks' website.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is made up of seven citizen volunteers appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The commission is charged with providing policy direction for the agency.

News media contact:
Amanda McCarthy, Interim Communications Director

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks' statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.