Remember the Polar Plunge? It’s a good bet these people from New Year’s Day 2019, before the pandemic got seriously rolling, do. The event returns this New Year’s Day.

Good news for fans of freezing in water on the first day of the year! The Central Klickitat County Parks & Recreation District and Washington State Parks has announced that its 15th Annual Polar Plunge is on for 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Maryhill State Park.

This annual tradition is a fundraiser for the Central Klickitat County Parks & Recreation District. A $15 suggested donation is welcome for participation or for sponsorship. Maybe you don’t want to plunge, but you could always donate to have someone else plunge—nothing says “I’m thinking of you” quite like the gift of daring something wild. Or you can just come and watch the fun, and fast, event. Whatever you do, don’t be late. The Plunge starts at 10 a.m. and ends a few seconds later.

January 1, 2022, is a free admission day to all Washington State Parks, so you won’t have to use your Discover Pass nor pay admission to the park.

You can get your entry form and waiver at: 2022 CKPRD Polar Plunge Entry. You can make checks payable to Central Klickitat County Parks & Recreation District (CKCPRD).

For more information, call the swimming pool at (509) 773-0506 or (509) 250-0981.

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or call the swimming pool.