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.
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.