• Spokane Valley Parks & Recreation

    Mission Statement To enrich the quality of life for everyone who lives, works in, or visits Spokane Valley through quality programs, parks, and events. Vision Statement We are dedicated to being established as an essential and valued service in the community, to be known for our commitment to excellence and delivery of high-quality recreation programs, …

  • Washington State Parks

    What’s your idea of fun? Whether it’s birdwatching, boating, mushing sled dogs, or digging for clams, you’ll find a place to pursue your passion in Washington’s many state parks. State parks welcome more than 33 million visitors each year, explore the parks website and plan your visit today!

  • North Cascades Institute

    CONNECTING PEOPLE, NATURE AND COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION SINCE 1986 North Cascades Institute inspires and empowers environmental stewardship for all through transformative educational experiences in nature Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. Our goal …

  • Every Kid Outdoors

    You and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year! Marvel at the St. Louis Arch, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars! These sites belong …

  • Park Visits for Pennies

    Living in Washington, we’re lucky to have an abundance of natural areas to visit, including 125 state parks and 15 national park areas. To avoid spending a fortune on entrance fees, take advantage of these programs that encourage families to get outdoors. Washington State Parks Visiting Washington State Parks requires a “Discover Pass” for entrance. …

  • Washington Trails Association

    Hiking with Kids You don’t need to pack your hiking gear away when you have kids! Spending time outdoors with your little ones is a great opportunity to make memories, develop a real connection to the natural world and get exercise and fresh air. If you are looking for some help planning in your next …

  • Outdoor Childhood Puget Sound

    A facebook group for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and educators in the Puget Sound region who are interested in helping kids live a healthier and happier childhood by spending more time outdoors. We share tips, events, interesting articles and ideas for how to get our kids playing outdoors and connected to nature. In this digital …

  • Urban Hiking with Seattle Parks and Recreation

    Plan your next urban hike. Seattle has miles of developed and semi-developed trails. Trail conditions can vary depending on recent weather, time of year, and other impacts. Check out Seattle Parks and Recreation’s hiking map here. Also available is an app that maps out trails. Seattle Trails shows you where all the official trails in …

  • Tacoma Pools & Spraygrounds

    Pools Kandle Pool   (outdoor) Stewart Heights Pool (outdoor) Eastside Pool    (indoor) Center at Norpoint Pool   (indoor) People’s Pool  (indoor) New pool at Eastside Community Center (under construction) Portland Avenue Park Wading Pool (outdoor) Swimming Swim Lessons Open Swim/Lap Swim Water Exercise Lifeguard Training Swim Team Pool Parties Spraygrounds Sprayground Information Wading Pool Portland Ave. Park

  • City of Olympia

    City of Olympia Parks & Trails

    The City of Olympia has over 1,200 acres of park land that consist of neighborhood, community, and open space parks, as well as recreational facilities. Each park has something unique to offer and amenities to better serve you. From playgrounds and ball fields to public art and wildlife habitats, come explore nature in a way …