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This statewide plan includes five priorities with specific recommendations to meet the recreation and conservation needs of Washington state residents. The Unifying Strategy is the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board’s commitment to implementing the recommendations in the plan.
GOALS AND PRIORITIES FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION AND CONSERVATION
The overall goal of the 2018-2022 Recreation and Conservation Plan is to identify the near and long-term priorities to meet the needs of residents for outdoor recreation and conservation in Washington State. The plan includes five priority areas to meet these needs, including:
- Sustain and Grow the Legacy of Parks, Trails, and Conservation Lands
- Improve Equity of Parks, Trails, and Conservation Lands
- Get Youth Outside
- Plan for Culturally Relevant Parks and Trails to Meet Changing Demographics
- Assert Recreation and Conservation as a Vital Public Service
Recreation and Conservation Funding Board’s Unifying Strategy This state unifying strategy is the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board’s goals for addressing priorities and recommendations in...Read more
Sustain Our Legacy
Sustain and Grow the Legacy of Parks, Trails and Conservation Lands Washington has a wide range of parks, trails, and publicly accessible conservation areas that support the diverse recreation...Read more
Improve Equity of Parks, Trail and Conservation Lands Recreation and conservation areas are a community’s assets. In this regard, parks, trails, and conservation lands should be available to the...Read more
Get Youth Outside
Meet the Needs of Youth Youth (people under 18) are getting outside contrary to popular belief  and Washington youth are no exception. Most youth are walking, playing at a park, trying new or...Read more
Assert as a Vital Public Service
Position Recreation and Conservation as a Vital Public Service Outdoor recreation contributes to a strong economy and is a public investment like other public services such as transportation...Read more
Address Changing Demographics
Plan for Culturally Relevant Parks and Trails to Meet Changing Demographics Population Changes 2010 to 2040 Washington’s population is expected to grow by 2 million people by 2040 leading to...Read more
A MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR:
Washington State has developed a plan for state and federal investment. We want to make sure that Washington continues to be a great place to live, work, and play.
View the mapped inventory of recreation and conservation lands and facilities across the state. Find parks, trails, and other sites in your neighborhood or identify places where there are gaps in the recreation and conservation system. The mapped inventory is the foundation for understanding the current resources available and planning to address the public’s demand for recreation opportunities. This inventory is a work in progress.