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State Parks and Recreation Comm

RCWs 79A.05, 79A.60, 79A.65, 79A.80, 46.10, 47.39

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for the long-term care and protection of Washington's state parks. Charged with a dual mission, the commission seeks to provide recreation access to, and public enjoyment of, a diverse park system while caring for and protecting the parks' natural and cultural resources, preserving the system for future generations. The Commission is also responsible for administration of the statewide boating and winter recreation programs.

Agency Mission

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington’s most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.
Request 186,945,000
Net change from current biennium 20,555,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 12.4% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
6,977,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 6,178,404 6,977,000 7,081,000
420,000 Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - Private/Local 225,837 420,000 420,000
19,321,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 21,667,000 19,321,000 40,878,000
3,292,000 Winter Recreation Program Account - State 2,026,164 3,292,000 3,310,000
392,000 ORV & Nonhighway Account - State 214,931 392,000 403,000
5,632,000 Snowmobile Account - State 3,702,077 5,632,000 5,657,000
367,000 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 369,000 367,000 367,000
Waste Reduct/Recycle/Litter Control - State
986,000 Motor Vehicle Account - State 976,386 986,000 1,186,000
50,000 50,000 Recreation Access Pass Account - State 189,526
124,299,000 Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State 124,442,034 124,299,000 122,906,000
1,498,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 1,498,000 1,496,000
163,234,000 50,000 Total Appropriated Funds 159,991,359 163,184,000 183,704,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(325,000) State Parks Educ & Enhancement - Nonappropriated 283,229 325,000 351,000
(781,000) Boating Safety Educ Certification - Nonappropriated 477,831 781,000 790,000
(1,500,000) Outdoor Education and Recreation - Nonappropriated 940,372 1,500,000 1,500,000
(600,000) Parks Improvement Account - Nonappropriated 646,957 600,000 600,000
(3,206,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 2,348,389 3,206,000 3,241,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
3,350,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 1,584,449 3,350,000 4,700,000
2,000,000 Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - Private/Local 706,057 2,000,000 3,000,000
2,000,000 Parkland Acquisition Account - State 240,415 2,000,000 2,000,000
66,429,217 (227,783) State Building Construction Account - State 40,220,307 66,657,000 87,524,000
73,779,217 (227,783) Total Appropriated Funds 42,751,227 74,007,000 97,224,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 93,366,349 75,761,627 33,897,404 91,123,000 95,822,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
42,580,861 35.6% (52,680,717) (32.5%) 77,285,969 70.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 705.5 674.6 743.4 724.5 721.9