Marathon Park is a 2.25-acre waterfront park that earned its name as the start and finish site for the 1984 U.S. trials for the first Women’s Olympic Marathon. Nestled into the southwestern corner of Capitol Lake's north basin, the park is within easy walking distance of the main Capitol Campus and downtown Olympia.
Because Marathon Park is located at the junction of two lakeside trails, it is a popular spot for walkers, runners and birdwatchers. The park also serves as open space for recreation, and is a popular spot for events such as parades, car shows, dances, family reunions, weddings, and other outdoor events.
Marathon Park at Capitol Lake1011 Deschutes Pkwy SW
Olympia, Washington 98501
Park hours during the winter (November 1 - March 31) are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- ADA Accessible
- Family Friendly
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
- Free Parking Available
- Pet Friendly