City of Olympia Parks, Arts, & Recreation
Surrounded by shoreline and evergreen forests, a multitude of experiences that help build community and enrich lives await exploration. Home to incredible conservation areas and a robust Arts and Recreation program, Olympia offers countless opportunities that will keep the entire family enjoying Olympia for days.
Looking for outdoor opportunities in Olympia? With 1,466 acres of park land consisting of neighborhood, community, and open space parks, as well as recreational facilities and three spectacular waterfront parks, the sky is literally the limit. Spend time in the great outdoors at one of our 45 community parks, rent one of our facilities or shelters for family and community gatherings.
Olympia has over 1,466 acres of park land consisting of neighborhood, community, and open space parks, as well as recreational facilities. Each park has something unique to offer with amenities to better serve you. From playgrounds and ball fields to public art and wildlife habitats, come explore nature in a way that only Olympia can offer!
Head to the City of Olympia site for a complete listing of Olympia parks and trails, as well as an interactive parks map:
Olympia is an artistic haven, with murals on walls throughout the city, art walks, and endless galleries You’ll find public art all over Olympia - in our neighborhoods, parks, public buildings, and streets! Learn more about these public projects:
- Percival Plinth Project
- Traffic Box Wraps
- Gateway Art Crossings
- Olympia Salmon Run
- Arts Walk Festival Cover Art
- Artist Resources
Reserve Our Facilities
From the scenic beauty of Squaxin Park to the spacious activity areas at Yauger Park, we have picnic shelters for all of your social gatherings. Shelters in many of our City parks…
Harbor House at Percival Landing
Perfect for hosting small parties, reception, or business meetings, the Harbor House on Percival Landing has beautiful vies of the Capitol, waterfront and Olympia Mountains and provides direct access to the boardwalk…
Whether you're planning a wedding, hosting a private event or scheduling a community meeting, The Olympia Center offers a friendly and casual atmosphere with spaces to meet your needs. We can accommodate…
New to town? Join an activity and meet new people. Looking to improve your health? Enroll in a fitness class or sports league. With hundreds of classes, programs, and activities each season, there's something for everyone to experience with Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation! Whether you're looking to hone a skill, try something new, discover hidden talents, or meet health & wellness goals, we have options for every age and ability.
- Browse and register for Classes Online
- Sports Leagues and Programs
- Summer Camps
- Family/Multi-Age, Early Childhood, Youth & Teen, and Adult Programs available
- Recreation for Special Populations