Posted on July 13, 2020 at 6:00 am
UPDATE: February 2021
In 2020, we increased the number of available Discover Passes. With funding from the Washington State Parks Foundation and due to the popularity, we have twice as many passes available as when the program started.
To borrow a Discover Pass, you need to place a hold in our online catalog for the item Check Out Washington in our Library of Things.
Once you are notified that it is available for pickup, you can use our curbside pickup service to get it. Passes check out for 7 days.
Find adventures and new experiences in Washington State Parks with the latest addition to our Library of Things: The Check Out Washington backpack, which includes binoculars, field guides, other interpretive materials, and a special Discover Pass for parking at Washington State Parks.
In partnership with Check Out Washington, we are able to offer this program, funded in part by the Washington State Parks Foundation.
You can place a hold on the Check Out Washington backpack item in our catalog. We have 22 available and the checkout period is 7 days.
Check Out Washington and participating libraries hope that providing these passes will help increase awareness and access to state lands, especially for those who might not otherwise be able to obtain a Discover Pass.
Normally, a Discover Pass is associated to an individual’s vehicle and license plate number. The specially designed Discover Pass for the Check Out Washington program works differently. No license plate numbers are necessary for this pass. This means that library customers can use any vehicle, including rental vehicles, to access state parks and trailheads.
Washington State Parks in Spokane County include:
You can locate all Washington State Parks on their website.
Other nearby state parks include Curlew Lake, Crawford and Gardner Cave, Steptoe Butte, and Palouse Falls. Learn more about the Discover Pass and Washington recreation lands at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
Share your outdoor adventures on social media using #CheckOutWA.
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