Press Release

February 28, 2024

Parks Commission to meet virtually

Media contact

Name Sarah Fronk
Department Communications

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regularly scheduled commission meeting virtually on March 6. 

This is an online meeting, and all Parks staff and commissioners will be attending virtually. The public is invited to watch, but no verbal public comment will be taken during the meeting. The Commission will provide a meeting space for the public to watch at the agency’s headquarters in Olympia. 

Agenda items include: 

  • Approval of the Commission’s priorities for the 2025-2027 biennium, 
  • Financial and legislative updates, 
  • Overview of a proposal to update land classifications at Bridle Trails State Park, 
  • Review of the Recreational Boating Safety program, Marine Law Enforcement Training and Education Program and the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program, 
  • Review of the Non-Motorized Winter Recreation Program and the Snowmobile Program, and 
  • An introduction to the Everyone Outdoors pilot program, a program providing free annual Discover Passes to applying groups and organizations that serve communities who face barriers to accessing the outdoors.   

Full commission meeting agendas and presentations are available online.  

Public comment 

Written public comment may be submitted by mail or email. All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on March 1. Please email written comments to, or mail them to: 


Attn: Becki Ellison 

PO Box 42650 

Olympia, WA 98504 


Bi-monthly commission meeting 


Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 


9 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. 
Wed., March. 6, 2024 



A meeting space for the public to watch will be reserved at:  

1111 Israel Rd. SW  

Olympia, WA 98504 

Watch the meeting on 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. 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.