Submitted by Washington State Parks.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will be offering two free days this month: Sunday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 26, in recognition of Girl Scouts Love State Parks Day and National Public Lands Day, respectively. On these two days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.
This is the second time Washington State Parks, National Association of State Park Directors and Girl Scouts USA have partnered for this fun, family-oriented weekend. Two days of entertaining and educational programming will precede the Sept. 13 free day. Go online for details.
The other free day in September is National Public Lands Day, which is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation. Typically, NPLD events bring out thousands of volunteers to help restore and improve public lands around the country. This year, with concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, many public land sites will not be able to host large, in-person events. People can check out the NPLD website to find “More Ways to Connect to Nature,” this year’s theme.
The remaining 2020 State Parks free days are: Saturday, Oct. 10 — World Mental Health Day; Wednesday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day; Friday, Nov. 27 — Autumn Day.