State lawmaker looking to eliminate park fees

OLYMPIA – Washington state has a lot of parks and outdoor recreation areas that require people to either pay for an annual $30 Discover Pass or $10 daily passes to visit certain areas including Washington State Parks such as Palouse Falls, Steptoe Butte, Riverside State Park, Steamboat Rock, etc.

Representative Mary Dye, a Republican from the 9th District wants to eliminate those fees, and recently proposed House Bill 1824 in order to possibly make outdoor recreation more affordable to families.

The main goal of HB 1824 is to create equal opportunities for families to enjoy park space, and the...


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