State Recreation and Conservation Plan

The 2018-2022 Recreation and Conservation Plan for Washington State provides a strategic direction for how local, regional, state, and federal agencies, together with tribal governments, and private and nonprofit partners, can assure the effective and adequate provision of outdoor recreation and conservation to meet the needs of Washington State residents.

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Plan Update

State Land Acquisition and Development Strategy

In 2015, the Washington State Legislature directed RCO to review the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. One recommendation of the review was for state agencies to develop a coordinated, statewide, conservation and outdoor recreation strategy that outlines state agency priorities for acquisitions and development. The Habitat and Recreation Lands Coordinating Group worked with the agencies to develop such a plan.

Public Lands Inventory

This interactive map and dashboard shows all recreation and conservation lands owned by cities, counties, and state and federal agencies. A secondary map displays state-owned lands by use (recreation, habitat, conservation, revenue generation).

In Lieu of Taxes

Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program

Physical Activity Task Force

In its 2021-2023 budget, the Legislature created a task force and charged it with addressing inequities in youth physical activity in the state. The primary objective of the task force was to discuss the ways shared-use agreements between parks and recreation departments, school districts, community-based organizations, and other public and private entities could increase youth and family physical activity.

Athletic Fields and Facilities Inventory

Project Delivery