Press Release

May 22, 2024

State 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 May 29. 

Commission meeting agenda items include a request to approve a land classification update at Bridle Trails State Park. The Commission will also host a work session where it will hear presentations on the agency’s budget planning and financial status, receiving an update on long-range planning at Fort Worden and discuss 2025 commission meeting schedules and logistics. View the full agenda and presentation materials here

This is an online meeting, and all Parks staff and commissioners will be attending virtually. However, the Commission will provide a meeting space for the public to watch at the agency’s headquarters in Olympia. 

Virtual and written public comment will be accepted for this meeting. Pre-registration is required to provide virtual comment. To register, email by 5 p.m. on May 24.  Please provide the name you will be logging in under, contact phone number as well as the agenda item or general topic you will be speaking on. 

Written public comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 24 by email or mail. Any comments received after the cutoff will be given to the commission before its next meeting. Please email your comments to or mail them to: 


Attn: Becki Ellison 

PO Box 42650

Olympia, WA 98504


Commission work session 


Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 


9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
Wed., May 29 



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

1111 Israel Rd. SW 

Olympia, WA 98504 

The work session may also be viewed here: 


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.