Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation
Lacey embodies the very best of living, working, and playing in the Pacific Northwest. Known for its natural environment, nearly 20 percent of the City has been set aside for parks, natural areas and open space.
The city also holds the distinction of being an official EPA “Green Power Community” due to its commitment to green power use—one of the first in the nation.
With a robust calendar of events and activities and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy them in, you'll want to settle in and spend some time exploring all of the possibilities Lacey has to offer.
Your guide to recreation, activities, and parks in Lacey! Lacey Parks, Culture, and Recreation provides healthy, inspirational and recreational opportunities through quality programming facilities, and community events.
The department also furthers the preservation and enhancement of the environment through planned parks, open spaces, and natural habitat areas. With over 1,200 acres of parkland and open space, a premier regional athletic complex, and several community buildings, Lacey's residents and visitors enjoy one of the finest municipal park networks in the state. An array of recreational programs and special events are also offered, including cultural sports, aquatics, fitness, outdoor, youth, and teen programs.
If you're looking for things to do in the Lacey area, our events calendar has you covered! Sports fans, art lovers, foodies, wine enthusiasts, hikers, and more flock to Lacey for phenomenal experiences and events. Take a look at the calendar to find out what’s coming up next! Please be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date information and to find exciting events in Lacey!
With over 1,200 acres of parkland and open space, miles of walking and biking trails, a premier regional athletic complex, three indoor public pools and several community buildings, Lacey’s residents and visitors enjoy one of the finest municipal park systems in the state. Complemented by Puget Sound’s pristine Tolmie State Park, the naturally-inspiring 3,700-acre Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, four golf courses and five freshwater lakes, recreation opportunities are virtually unlimited.
Lacey offers many rental options for parties and events of all types and sizes at a reasonable price. If you are looking to hold a park event with 75 or more attendees, or if you are interested in renting out a whole park, please see our Event Facilities page.
Classes & Programs
Lacey Parks, Culture & Recreation offers a wide array of programs for adults, teens and youth, from hobby exploration, to high adventure into the backcountry or summer camps with organized activities. From preschooler to seniors we have the perfect activity.
A wide variety of programs and classes to keep youths active and engaged.
Lacey offers many classes for teens as well as for a mix of teens and adults.
Lacey offers lots of classes for adults and seniors to nurture their hobbies and better their health.