By Staff
The Reflector 

No Discover Pass needed on Juneteenth, state land managers say


Last updated 6/23/2021 at 2:18pm

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Following passage of a bill designating Juneteenth a state holiday, recreationalists now won't need to display a Discover Pass for day-use parking at many Washington state public lands during the holiday.

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, is a Black American holiday celebrating the final reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to enslaved Texans. The state was the last in the Union at the time to recognize Black Americans as free.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission made the announcement.

On June 19, visitors will not need to display a pass to park at lands managed by Washington State Parks, recreation lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lands, according to a department news release. To read more from this article, visit:,266841


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