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Efficient, Effective and Accountable Government

Last Updated: 10/13/2021

Achieve sustainable use of public natural resources

Strategy: Achieve sustainable use of public natural resources

Agency: 465 - State Parks and Recreation Commission

A002 - Administration

Administration provides executive leadership, commission support, policy development, financial services, facilities management, technology services, human resources, communications, risk management, records management and other related agency-wide systems support and services.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 18.9 18.9 18.9
001 - General Fund
State 601,000 597,000 1,198,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 3,897,000 3,858,000 7,755,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 18.9 18.9 18.9
GFS 601,000.0 597,000.0 1,198,000.0
Other 3,897,000.0 3,858,000.0 7,755,000.0
Totals 4,498,000.0 4,455,000.0 8,953,000.0

001039 - Total park generated revenue

Total park generated revenue in the millions.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 $22,564,465.00 $20,829,400.00
2017-19 Q2 $7,221,700.00 $6,697,300.00
2017-19 Q3 $7,356,253.00 $7,111,300.00
2017-19 Q4 $19,112,018.00 $18,325,000.00
2017-19 Q5 $22,600,479.00 $24,079,200.00
2017-19 Q6 $7,647,369.00 $7,275,600.00
2017-19 Q7 $7,588,440.00 $7,459,600.00
2017-19 Q8 $20,392,317.00 $18,894,600.00
2019-21 Q1 $23,724,572.00 $23,875,100.00
2019-21 Q2 $7,895,823.00 $7,641,200.00
2019-21 Q3 $8,130,673.00 $7,783,500.00
2019-21 Q4 $14,742,815.00 $20,221,600.00
2019-21 Q5 $27,319,395.00 $23,913,200.00
2019-21 Q6 $10,065,940.00 $8,091,500.00
2019-21 Q7 $10,368,529.00 $8,029,200.00
2019-21 Q8 $23,753,417.00 $21,576,700.00
2021-23 Q1 $0.00 $25,142,000.00
2021-23 Q2 $0.00 $8,046,600.00
2021-23 Q3 $0.00 $8,196,600.00
2021-23 Q4 $0.00 $21,294,700.00
2021-23 Q5 $0.00 $25,182,100.00
2021-23 Q6 $0.00 $8,520,900.00
2021-23 Q7 $0.00 $8,455,300.00
2021-23 Q8 $0.00 $22,721,800.00

002676 - Increase percentage of employees job satisfation

Annual Employee Engagement Survey administered by OFM Human Resources.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 82% 83%
2017-19 A3 81% 84%
2019-21 A2 0% 85%
2019-21 A3 0% 86%
2021-23 A2 0% 87%
2021-23 A3 0% 88%

A004 - State Parks Operations

Washington has 125 developed state parks and 92 heritage sites, conservation areas and other properties on more than 125,000 acres of land, receiving about 35 million visits each year. Park facilities include picnic, day-use and historic sites; conference, interpretive and retreat centers; and overnight accommodations which includes campsites, cabins and yurts and vacation houses. Parks provide public access to ocean beaches and water recreation facilities, which include boat launches, docks, floats, marinas, and numerous park and cross-state trails. State Parks Operations staff prevent and mitigate risks to visitors, other park staff, park property, and park natural and cultural resources. This activity includes the commissioning of park rangers to provide law enforcement services for visitors and protect park resources. Park Operations’ staff address the maintenance and repair needs of parks infrastructure, trees, buildings and other structures, trails and roads. Staff is responsible for agency vehicles and equipment, along with maintenance and preservation of freshwater and saltwater piers, pilings, bulkheads, mooring buoys, and docks. Volunteers support the parks by donating time doing work within the parks that span from one-time work parties to monthly hosting work in the campgrounds. Their efforts are to the betterment of the park system.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 725.2 722.6 723.9
001 - General Fund
State 27,024,000 26,944,000 53,968,000
Federal 628,000 46,000 674,000
001 - General Fund Totals 27,652,000 26,990,000 54,642,000
01B - ORV & Nonhighway Account
State 188,000 191,000 379,000
159 - Parks Improvement Account
Non-Appropriated 450,000 450,000 900,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 50,792,000 55,406,000 106,198,000
Local 159,000 261,000 420,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account Totals 50,951,000 55,667,000 106,618,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 725.2 722.6 723.9
GFS 27,024,000.0 26,944,000.0 53,968,000.0
Other 52,217,000.0 56,354,000.0 108,571,000.0
Totals 79,241,000.0 83,298,000.0 162,539,000.0

000511 - Volunteer hours

Number of donated individual, hosts and groups volunteer hours
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 212,000 218,732
2017-19 A3 193,795 223,106
2019-21 A2 118,414 223,106
2019-21 A3 170,996 194,134
2021-23 A2 0 195,200
2021-23 A3 0 0

001030 - Interpretive Programs Attendance

Number of visitors attending formal interpretive programs at State Parks.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 192,265 177,900
2017-19 A3 199,360 198,033
2019-21 A2 201,540 205,400
2019-21 A3 58,100 209,500
2021-23 A2 0 64,000
2021-23 A3 0 80,000

001040 - Annual Attendance (number in thousands)

Annual attendance including overnight, day use, Interpretive Centers, Environmental Learning Centers and moorage.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 36,745 35,350
2017-19 A3 37,997 35,700
2019-21 A2 34,717 35,350
2019-21 A3 45,364 35,700
2021-23 A2 0 44,000
2021-23 A3 0 43,500

001314 - Dollar value of in-kind and volunteer contributions to state parks

Dollar value of volunteers' time and private dollars donated
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 $3,180,000.00 $3,062,248.00
2017-19 A3 $2,906,925.00 $3,346,590.00
2019-21 A2 $2,032,402.00 $3,062,248.00
2019-21 A3 $3,077,443.00 $3,512,412.00
2021-23 A2 $0.00 $3,513,600.00
2021-23 A3 $0.00 $0.00

A018 - Winter Recreation

The Winter Recreation Program is responsible for managing a statewide system of Sno-Parks that provide public access to snow-based recreational trails, enabling activities such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ski-joring (skiers towed by one or two dogs). To ensure safe public access and enjoyment, the program provides snow removal at parking areas; trail grooming, safety education and law enforcement, and sanitation services. The Winter Recreation Program is funded solely from snowmobile registration fees, Sno-Park permit sales, and a refunded portion of the state fuel tax that is attributed to snowmobile use, and grant support when available. The activity also provides pass-through dedicated funds for the operation of the Northwest Avalanche Center.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 4.3 4.3 4.3
001 - General Fund
State 129,000 129,000 258,000
007 - Winter Recreation Program Account
State 1,559,000 1,752,000 3,311,000
01M - Snowmobile Account
State 2,750,000 2,907,000 5,657,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 23,000 24,000 47,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 4.3 4.3 4.3
GFS 129,000.0 129,000.0 258,000.0
Other 4,332,000.0 4,683,000.0 9,015,000.0
Totals 4,461,000.0 4,812,000.0 9,273,000.0

000267 - Winter Recreation Annual Passes Sold

Number of winter recreation passes sold citizens, visitors, vendors and distributed with snowmobile registrations.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 58,910 73,974
2017-19 A3 63,326 70,900
2019-21 A2 35,866 70,900
2019-21 A3 97,700 70,900
2021-23 A2 0 0
2021-23 A3 0 0

001301 - Winter trail miles groomed

Average annual number of trail-miles groomed for winter recreation use such as skiing and snowmobiling
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 71,293 116,682
2017-19 A3 72,473 80,600
2019-21 A2 66,587 80,600
2019-21 A3 0 80,600
2021-23 A2 0 0
2021-23 A3 0 0

A019 - Park Improvement and Real Estate Management

State Parks manages building construction, renovation, and preservation of park facilities and infrastructure; provides long range park planning; land acquisition, disposal, and management of real property consistent with the Commission's mission and vision. This activity also resolves trespass issues; provides park bridge inspections; identifies the Seashore Conservation Area boundaries; administers the agency water rights and sales of valuable materials; and manages the agency leases, including communication sites (two-way radio, televisions and other broadcasting facilities) and other non-recreation agreements.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 20.3 20.3 20.3
001 - General Fund
State 680,000 699,000 1,379,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 1,950,000 2,138,000 4,088,000

Operating

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 1.0 1.0 1.0
108 - Motor Vehicle Account
State 593,000 593,000 1,186,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 21.3 21.3 21.3
GFS 680,000.0 699,000.0 1,379,000.0
Other 2,543,000.0 2,731,000.0 5,274,000.0
Totals 3,223,000.0 3,430,000.0 6,653,000.0

002671 - Improve Facility conditions in state parks

The Facility Inventory and Condition Assessment Program system is used effectively to monitor and plan for facility preservation, renovation, and construction activities.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 65% 65%
2017-19 A3 66% 66%
2019-21 A2 67% 67%
2019-21 A3 68% 68%
2021-23 A2 0% 69%
2021-23 A3 0% 70%

A021 - Natural and Cultural Resource Stewardship

State Parks protects natural, historic, and cultural resources as part of its core mission. This activity administers salmon recovery projects, forest management, fire protection, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review, environmental permitting, archaeological review, artifact curation, historic preservation, shellfish resource protection and enhancement, wildlife management, weed control, monitoring and reporting of agency sustainability efforts and State Parks arbor crew activities. The activity also conducts research, develops natural and cultural resources policies and procedures; coordinates efforts to reduce water pollution from recreational boating activities by providing United States Fish and Wildlife Service capital grants to public and private marinas and moorage facilities to install boating sewage disposal facilities.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 21.4 21.4 21.4
001 - General Fund
State 476,000 481,000 957,000
Federal 614,000 559,000 1,173,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,090,000 1,040,000 2,130,000
02R - Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account
State 172,000 195,000 367,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 2,596,000 2,675,000 5,271,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 21.4 21.4 21.4
GFS 476,000.0 481,000.0 957,000.0
Other 3,382,000.0 3,429,000.0 6,811,000.0
Totals 3,858,000.0 3,910,000.0 7,768,000.0

002674 - Acres of forested lands treated for forest health and fuel reduction

Acres of forested lands treated for forest health and fuel reduction. Forest health plans and contracts.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 335 250
2017-19 A3 1,413 270
2019-21 A2 606 500
2019-21 A3 120 500
2021-23 A2 0 500
2021-23 A3 0 500

A022 - Statewide Boating

State Parks provides boater education and outreach; marine law enforcement and mandatory boating certification; accident reporting; aids to navigation and working with the Department of Licensing for the registration and titling of vessels. These efforts are conducted under authority delegated to Washington State Parks by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Through this work, the program provides training, funding, and recognition to 52 local law enforcement agencies that maintain marine law enforcement programs, administer Washington’s mandatory boating education law, and coordinates the boating accident reporting system. This activity approves city and county marine law enforcement programs as meeting standards to receive vessel registration funds and also passes through federal funds to programs for marine patrols. Funds are provided by the United States Coast Guard, Recreation Conservation Office (boating excise tax), and vessel registration fees.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 7.0 7.0 7.0
001 - General Fund
Federal 2,626,000 2,638,000 5,264,000
09B - Boating Safety Educ Certification
Non-Appropriated 368,000 421,000 789,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 7.0 7.0 7.0
GFS
Other 2,994,000.0 3,059,000.0 6,053,000.0
Totals 2,994,000.0 3,059,000.0 6,053,000.0

000936 - Boating Safety reportable accidents

Number of annual boating accidents reported
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 111 115
2017-19 A3 114 115
2019-21 A2 96 115
2019-21 A3 127 115
2021-23 A2 0 121
2021-23 A3 0 121

001970 - Number of boater education cards issued

Boaters are required to take a boater safety education class. After successfully completing the class, boaters receive an education card for a cost.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 28,009 28,000
2017-19 A3 26,957 25,000
2019-21 A2 28,951 25,000
2019-21 A3 34,633 25,000
2021-23 A2 0 28,000
2021-23 A3 0 28,000

A023 - Business Development, Partnerships and Marketing

State Parks develops mutually beneficial partnerships with other government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private businesses. The agency engages in marketing efforts to increase awareness of State Park amenities and sales of the Discover Pass, overnight accommodations, and other parks services. Partnerships help offset operating and capital costs, directly generating revenue through donations, grants, and business sponsorships, and indirectly generating revenue by promoting use of parks and sale of Discover Passes and other fees for park services, including concessions (food, beverage and some recreational services), communication sites (two-way radio, televisions and other broadcasting facilities) and other non-recreation ground leases.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 18.7 18.7 18.7
001 - General Fund
State 542,000 580,000 1,122,000
08P - State Parks Educ & Enhancement
Non-Appropriated 178,000 173,000 351,000
12L - Outdoor Education and Recreation
Non-Appropriated 2,250,000 2,250,000 4,500,000
269 - Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account
State 2,637,000 2,431,000 5,068,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 18.7 18.7 18.7
GFS 542,000.0 580,000.0 1,122,000.0
Other 5,065,000.0 4,854,000.0 9,919,000.0
Totals 5,607,000.0 5,434,000.0 11,041,000.0

002672 - Number of Annual Discover Passes Sold

Number of annual Discover Passes sold based on total revenue earned.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 212,100 213,972
2017-19 Q2 88,719 61,135
2017-19 Q3 141,417 91,702
2017-19 Q4 260,882 244,540
2017-19 Q5 212,460 215,154
2017-19 Q6 100,687 71,718
2017-19 Q7 138,887 143,436
2017-19 Q8 279,746 286,872
2019-21 Q1 216,797 260,363
2019-21 Q2 105,269 74,389
2019-21 Q3 142,778 148,779
2019-21 Q4 286,240 260,363
2019-21 Q5 322,236 265,570
2019-21 Q6 150,683 75,877
2019-21 Q7 197,411 151,754
2019-21 Q8 340,205 265,570
2021-23 Q1 0 360,761
2021-23 Q2 0 103,074
2021-23 Q3 0 206,149
2021-23 Q4 0 360,761
2021-23 Q5 0 367,976
2021-23 Q6 0 105,136
2021-23 Q7 0 210,272
2021-23 Q8 0 367,976

002673 - Number of Daily Discover Pass Permits Sold

Earned revenue from sales of of day-use Discover Passes (Recreation Access Pass Account) by all participating agencies: Dept. of Licensing, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and State Parks
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 186,105 115,729
2017-19 Q2 34,516 33,065
2017-19 Q3 36,046 49,598
2017-19 Q4 107,760 132,262
2017-19 Q5 171,263 111,515
2017-19 Q6 28,518 37,172
2017-19 Q7 31,027 74,343
2017-19 Q8 179,500 148,686
2019-21 Q1 162,325 125,222
2019-21 Q2 38,774 35,778
2019-21 Q3 34,218 71,556
2019-21 Q4 72,795 125,222
2019-21 Q5 196,578 127,727
2019-21 Q6 46,198 36,493
2019-21 Q7 40,753 72,987
2019-21 Q8 130,399 127,727
2021-23 Q1 0 147,772
2021-23 Q2 0 42,221
2021-23 Q3 0 84,441
2021-23 Q4 0 147,772
2021-23 Q5 0 150,728
2021-23 Q6 0 43,065
2021-23 Q7 0 86,130
2021-23 Q8 0 150,728

002951 - Number of Contemporary Interpretive Exhibits at State Parks Heritage Sites

Part of Results WA Goal #3 to increase the number of interpretive exhibits at heritage sites from 30 to 45 between 2016 and 2020.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2019-21 A2 0 1
2019-21 A3 0 1