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Washington Parks recognized among top parks


October 9, 2019

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission was recognized recently as a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence at the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference in Baltimore.

The other finalists for the award were Florida State Parks, Maryland State Park Service, and Tennessee State Parks. Florida State Parks won the award for the best state park system.

“We are honored to be recognized for the second time,” said Washington State Parks Commission Chair Cindy Whaley. “Our parks are magnificent. Our staff are so professional and amazing. And our volunteers and supporters are an integral part of our success. We truly do have one of the...

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