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    • Beyond  2013  A  transforma3on  strategy     for  State  Parks  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved  Steptoe Butte State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved   Cape Disappointment State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved  Bogachiel State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved  Fort Columbia State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved  Columbia Hills State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved  Columbia Hills State Parks
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved   Sacajawea State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved  Cama Beach State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved  Pacific Pines State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  heritage  and  legacy:   Built  and  preserved   Daroga State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  agenda  •  The  state  of  State  Parks  2:00  –  2:10  p.m.  •  Alterna3ve  themes  for  the  future    2:10  –  2:20  p.m.  •  Feedback  and  dialog  –  Phase  1  2:20  –  3:10  p.m.  •  Mingle,  restore  and  recharge  3:10  –  3:20  p.m.  •  Feedback  and  dialog  –  Phase  2  3:20  –  3:55  p.m.  •  Next  steps  3:55  –  4:00  p.m.  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s The  state  of  State  Parks  The  values  we  promote  and  the  treasures  we   steward   •  Outdoor  recrea3on  and  educa3on  for  all   •  Protect  the  sensi3ve,  rare  and  sacred   •  Preserve  and  celebrate  our  heritage   •  Bring  sustaining  economic  vitality  to   communi3es  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k sOutdoor  recrea3on  and  educa3on  for  all   Gingko Petrified Forest State Park Cape Disappointment State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Protect  the  sensi3ve,  rare  and  sacred   Columbia Hills State Park Rockport State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k sPreserve  and  celebrate  our  heritage   John R. Jackson House heritage site Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program event
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Bring  sustaining  economic  vitality     to  communi3es   Saltwater State Park Millersylvania State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s The  challenges  we  face  An  upheaval  in  State  Parks  funding  •  1980s  to  2009:  65%  to  80%  of  opera3ons   covered  by  General  Fund  tax  support  •  2009  to  11:  46%  covered  by  tax  support  •  2011  –  13:  12%    covered  by  tax  support  •  2013  –  15:  0%  expected  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s The  challenges  we  face  What  made  up  the  difference  •  2009  –  11:  Dona3on  program  and  one-­‐3me   capital  fund  transfers  (Boa3ng  and  NOVA)  and   cuts  to  spending  and  programs  •  2011  –  13:  Discover  Pass,  one-­‐3me  capital   fund  transfer  (ALEA),  dedicated  funds  and  cuts   to  spending  and  programs  •  2013  –  15:  ???  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s The  challenges  we  face  Spending/program  expenditure  cuts  •  2007  –  09:  $155,000,000  •  2009  –  11:  $140,000,000  •  2011  –  13:  $115,000,000  •  2013  –  15:  ???  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s The  Proviso  By  August  1,  2012,  State  Parks  must  submit  a  report  to  the  Office  of  Financial  Management  detailing  progress  toward  making  the  parks  system  self-­‐suppor6ng  and  outlining    addi3onal  statutory  changes  needed    to  succeed  in  that  goal.  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Products  we  must  deliver   in  our  Centennial  year  •  Strategic  transforma3on  plan  beyond  2013  •  Report  on  self-­‐support  progress  and  needs  •  2013  Legisla3ve  agenda  •  2013  –  15  Budget  request  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s It  starts  with  a  vision  In  2013,  Washington’s  state  parks  will  be  premier  des3na3ons  of  uncommon  quality,  including  state  and  regionally  significant  natural,  cultural,  historical  and  recrea3onal  resources  that  are  outstanding  for  the  experience,  health,  enjoyment  and  learning  of  all  people.  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k sAnd  quickly  moves  to  real  choices  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Three  thema3c  alterna3ves  1.  Parks  as  an  Enterprise  2.  Parks  as  a  Community  Non-­‐Profit      3.  Parks  as  a  Public  Asset      
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Parks  as  an  Enterprise  •  Will  people  pay  for  the  programs  and  services   they  receive?  •  Can  private  companies  provide  services  that   meet  their  financial  objecDves  and  meet  state   parks  mission?    •  Can  State  Parks  have  profit  centers  that   subsidize  other  services?  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Parks  as  a  Community  Non-­‐Profit      •  Will  non-­‐profit  organizaDons  partner  with   state  parks,  to  meet  both  organizaDons   missions?  •  Will  local,  tribal,  federal  and  other  state   governments  partner  with  State  Parks  to   provide  mission-­‐consistent  services?  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Parks  as  a  Public  Asset      •  What  aspects  of  the  state  parks  mission  is  best   financed  through  general  state  taxaDon?  •  What  state  parks  programs  and  services   benefit  all  Washingtonians  whether  they  use   parks  or  not?  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s And  now…it’s  your  turn!   Time  for  feedback  and  dialog  –  Phase  1  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Take  a  break  •  Stretch  •  Move  around  •  Say  ‘Hello’  to  neighbors  •  Tell  folks  what  you  REALLY  think  of  parks  staff  •  Reconsider  •  Listen  to  others  •  Get  ready  for  more  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Feedback  and  dialog  –  Phase  2  Opinions  and  …  quesDons…  and  even  a  few  answers  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Next  steps  •  What  we  will  do  with  your  ideas?  •  How  else  you  can  get  involved?  •  When  we  will  get  back  to  you?  •  How  to  engage  more  or  connect  with  others:   –  Visit  www.parks.wa.gov/Beyond2013   –  Write  Strategic.Planning@parks.wa.gov  
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Thank  you!   Bridgeport State Park
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s
    • W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e P a r k s Our  agenda  •  The  state  of  State  Parks  7  –  7:10  p.m.  •  Alterna3ve  themes  for  the  future    7:10  –  7:20  p.m.  •  Feedback  and  dialog  –  Phase  1  7:20  –  7:50  p.m.  •  Mingle,  restore  and  recharge  7:50  –  8  p.m.  •  Feedback  and  dialog  –  Phase  2  8  –  8:40  p.m.  •  Next  steps  8:40  –  8:45  p.m.