April 05, 2023
State Parks Commission to meet in Spokane
OLYMPIA – April 5, 2023 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular hybrid commission meeting on Thurs., April 13, 2023, at The Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane.
The public is welcome to attend in-person or online.
Agenda items include:
- Report on the status of Parks' operating and capital budget expenditures and revenue.
- Review of the 2023 legislative session.
- Updates on the Washington State Parks Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plan.
- Summary of the 2023-25 No Child Left Inside (NCLI) grant evaluation process.
- Update on foundational work for Tribal Relations.
A work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting, on Wed., April 12. 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.
Full work session and commission meeting agendas and presentations are available online.
The commission will also tour the Spokane Interpretive House, Carlson Trailhead/Trautman Property and Centennial Trail beginning from the Glen Tana Barns at 9:30 a.m. on Tues., April 11. The public is welcome to attend the tours but must provide their own transportation.
In-person oral public comment will be accepted at the regular meeting. If you wish to comment at a meeting, please fill out a comment card and provide it to staff at the sign in table. The Chair will call you up to the front at the appropriate time.
Written public comment may be submitted by mail or email. All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on April 7. Please email written comments to email@example.com, or mail them to:
Attn: Becki Ellison
PO Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504
Virtual public comment will also be accepted at the meeting and pre-registration is required. Instructions on providing virtual and other forms of public comment at the commission meeting is available here.
Bi-monthly commission meeting
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wed., April 12
9 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
Thurs., April 13
The Historic Davenport Hotel - Elizabethan Conference Room
Watch the work session on TVW:
Watch the regular meeting in TVW:
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission holds four regular meetings in pre-determined locations around the state, four virtual meetings and one planning meeting a year. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings and may be virtual, written or in person, depending on the meeting. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings and may be virtual, written or in person depending on the meeting. A full agenda, including information about available opportunities for public comment, is available on the 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:
Sarah Dettmer, Communications Manager
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.