Press Release

September 13, 2022

State Parks Commission to meet in Pullman

OLYMPIA – Sept. 13, 2022 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular hybrid commission meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Gladish Community Center in Pullman.

Commission action items include approval of the submittal of the 2023 supplemental operating and capital budget requests to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) and approval of the 2023 regular commission meeting schedule.

In addition, the commission will hear updates and reports from agency staff.

Work Session and Commission Meeting agendas and presentations are available online.

Virtual public comment will be accepted at the Sept. 22 meeting and pre-registration is required. To provide virtual comment, you will need to be able to join the Attendee Web link from your computer (no phone option available). To register, email by 5 p.m., Sept 16. and provide the name you will be logging in under, a contact phone number, as well as the agenda item or general topic you will be speaking on. You will receive an email by noon on Sept. 19 with specific instructions for virtual testimony.

A work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting, on Wednesday, Sept. 21. 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.

The commission will tour Steptoe Battlefield State Park, Steptoe Butte State Park and the Rosalia portion of the Palouse to Cascades Trail beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20. 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 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 21

Regular meeting

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22


Gladish Community Center
115 NW State Street
Pullman, WA 99162

Commission work session Sept. 21:

Regular Commission meeting Sept. 22:


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, 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.