Tuesday, June 5, 2012

FREE access to state parks this Saturday!

Fort Flagler State Park, photo courtesy Wash. State Parks
Since 2011, parking your vehicle at any Washington state park requires purchase of either a Discover Pass or a day pass.  This year, the Legislature made the Discover Pass more user-friendly by allowing it to be transferable among two vehicles.  That change is already in effect.
But the original 2011 legislation creating the parking fee also established certain days of the year when no pass would be required at all.  These “free days” enable everyone – including those who perhaps can’t afford to purchase a Discover Pass – the ability to enjoy our state parks and all that they offer.
This Saturday, June 9, is one of those “free days.”  It also coincides with National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event – now in its fourth year – to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. 
A complete list of 2012 “free days” at Washington state parks can be found here.

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