King County Library System makes it easy for cardholders to enjoy Washington State Parks and other public lands for free with its adventure packs.
Included in each adventure pack is a Discover Pass for free parking, pocket guides to plants and wildlife and a pair of binoculars. King County Library System (KCLS) has around 200 adventure packs that cardholders can check out for two weeks at a time, according to KCLS.
“With the Check Out Washington program, a KCLS library card becomes your ticket to outdoor adventures,” said KCLS Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum. “We are thrilled to offer more adventure packs to King County residents, and we thank all Check Out Washington partners for making this expansion possible.”
The Discover Passes offers access to millions of acres of recreation lands in Washington, including 100 state parks, over 350 campgrounds and 700 water access points. For more information about what the Discover Pass offers access to visit Discoverpass.wa.gov
Check Out Washington is an interagency program in partnership with the Washington State Parks and state libraries and is funded in part by the Washington State Parks Foundation. The program’s goal is to make the state’s recreation land more accessible to disadvantaged communities.
The program was able to increase the number of Discover Passes this year because it received additional funding from the Washington State Employees Credit Union. The expansion tripled the capacity of the program, according to KCLS.
“We are so excited to support Washington State Parks, the Washington State Parks Foundation and the State Library System with the expansion of Check Out Washington,” said WSECU Vice President of Public Relations Ann Flannigan. “This program helps remove access barriers to state lands and provides any resident with an opportunity to experience these public treasures.”
Patrons of the KCLS can check the availability of the adventure packs online through the KCLS website.