Find state park info on Twitter
April 20, 2010
The next time a tourist wants to find information about bird watching in a state park, he or she might turn to Twitter for the latest information from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
Officials announced the launch of a second commission Twitter account last week. The latest account, @WaStatePks_NEWS, features state park announcements and event notifications.
The commission took to the microblogging site several months ago to update followers about winter recreation and Sno-Park notifications. The news account will be most active during the spring and summer recreation season. Followers will receive updates about upcoming concerts and festivals and park events, as well as boating program announcements, volunteer updates and commission meeting notices.
The winter recreation season begins in December. Follow the winter recreation account @WaStatePks_WNTR for announcements throughout the 2010-11 winter season.
Tweets from the news account will occur less often during the winter. Parks tweeters said the arrangement should provide parkgoers with desired seasonal information at the peak time of interest.