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Tag: Discover Pass

March
30th

Parks pass is now transferable to 2nd car

If you bought a Discover Pass to park on state lands, you can now use it in a second car. If you haven’t bought one, state parks officials are hoping that looser rule will convince you.

The new law, which the Legislature passed and Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law today, addresses “the No. 1 complaint” about the $30 parking pass lawmakers and Gregoire created last year, said Ilene Frisch, acting deputy director of parks.

Each car needed a separate pass. Washington State Parks thinks it’s one key reason revenue from the fees has come in at less than

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Dec.
6th

State Parks to issue 160 layoff notices after Discover Pass sales lag

The State Parks and Recreation Commission plans to issue layoff notices to nearly a third of its full-time staff as it responds to lagging Discover Pass sales.

Most of the 160 eliminated positions will be replaced with seasonal jobs, which might be filled by the same employees but only for about five months of the year.

Fewer people than expected are buying the parking pass that lawmakers required for state recreational lands. The parks agency now projects the Discover Pass will bring state agencies $23.8 million less than the $64.2 million it originally predicted.

Most of that drop-off

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