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By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

State lawmaker looking to be rid of park fees


January 13, 2022

OLYMPIA - Washington state has a lot of parks and outdoor recreation areas that require people to either pay for an annual $30 Discover Pass or $10 daily passes to visit certain areas including Washington State Parks such as Palouse Falls, Steptoe Butte, Riverside State Park, Steamboat Rock, etc.

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, wants to eliminate those fees, and recently proposed House Bill 1824 in order to possibly make outdoor recreation more affordable to families.

The main goal of House Bill 1824 is to create equal opportunities for families to enjoy park space, and the bill states, "For the...

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