PASCO, Wash.—The state's park system is operating at the moment, but board members are worried about future cuts.
State parks are now mostly run on revenue from the Discover Pass, which is a $30 annual pass or $10 one-day pass. However, board members aren't sure if the fees will produce enough revenue to keep the parks open. They won't have an answer until next year, but for now, the state parks board is planning for the worst.
"Maybe we look at how many people we put here and there. How we spread the staff. What are the activities we are doing. Can we do less of some things," says Virginia Painter, Washington State Parks Spokesman.
The board hopes to have a plan put in place by December.