Parks and Recreation Commission
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission provides policy direction for one of the largest, most diverse and beautiful state parks systems in the country. The state park system is comprised of 124 state parks and properties covering over 138,000 acres throughout the state. The park system includes marine parks, heritage sites, historic parks, interpretive centers, retreat centers, ocean beaches and hundreds of miles of trails. The agency is also responsible for the state’s winter recreation program, boating safety and vessel pump out program and numerous contracted concession operations. 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.
|Policy Area||Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development|
|Total Board Positions||7|
|Statutory Authority||RCW 79A.05.015|
|Public Disclosure Required?||Yes|
|Senate Confirmation Required?||Yes|
|Compensation||$50.00 per day stipend, per diem for travel|
|Term Length (years)||6|
|Statutory Term Limits|
Member Requirements: Must understand parks and recreation; may not hold any elective or full-time appointive state, county, or municipal office.