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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 348,510,000
Net change from current biennium 67,846,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 24.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
7,095,000 (4,685,000) General Fund - Federal 6,766,710 11,780,000 10,380,000
420,000 (3,000,000) Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - Private/Local 386,895 3,420,000 2,420,000
37,176,000 General Fund - State 19,571,000 37,176,000 63,963,000
3,310,000 Winter Recreation Program Account - State 2,091,887 3,310,000 3,295,000
403,000 ORV & Nonhighway Account - State 392,000 403,000 370,000
5,657,000 Snowmobile Account - State 5,000,832 5,657,000 5,631,000
(2,000,000) Parkland Acquisition Account - State 2,000,000 2,000,000
367,000 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 367,000 367,000 367,000
(85,241,000) State Building Construction Account - State 85,241,000 133,363,000
1,186,000 Motor Vehicle Account - State 961,951 1,186,000 1,186,000
Recreation Access Pass Account - State 50,000
126,881,000 Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State 122,993,008 126,881,000 121,503,000
1,496,000 1,496,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 1,498,000
183,991,000 (93,430,000) Total Appropriated Funds 160,079,281 277,421,000 344,478,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(353,000) State Parks Educ & Enhancement - Nonappropriated 330,830 353,000 345,000
(790,000) Boating Safety Educ Certification - Nonappropriated 728,825 790,000 787,000
(1,500,000) Outdoor Education and Recreation - Nonappropriated 1,529,895 1,500,000 2,000,000
(600,000) Parks Improvement Account - Nonappropriated 826,663 600,000 900,000
542,803 542,803 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated
542,803 (2,700,197) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 3,416,213 3,243,000 4,032,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
4,700,000 4,700,000 General Fund - Federal 906,905
3,000,000 3,000,000 Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - Private/Local 484,834
2,000,000 2,000,000 Parkland Acquisition Account - State 4,876
84,553,002 84,553,002 State Building Construction Account - State 32,183,173
94,253,002 94,253,002 Total Appropriated Funds 33,579,788

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 87,733,868 80,981,651 34,114,659 103,024,000 104,773,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
1,155,747 0.71% (48,399,185) (29.6%) 92,700,690 80.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 681.3 664.8 698.1 817.2 814.6