Recreation

COVID-19 Impacts

Phase III Recreation Programming
We are gradually beginning to resume a limited amount of in-person recreation programming, where physical distancing requirements can be met within our facilities. Our Virtual Programming will also continue. Customer Service is available by phone: 360.753.8380, email and in person, M-F, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Summer Day Camps Open
Details on our approach to Summer Camp 2020 can be found in this document, which follows best practices and health guidance as we know it. For general inquiries about summer camp, please contact 360.753.8380 or summercamps@ci.olympia.wa.us.

Outdoor Youth and Adult Team Sports
Closely following the guidance in the Outdoor Youth Team Sports and Outdoor Adult Recreation Team Sports Guidance from the Governor’s Office, modified adult sports leagues and youth and adult sports classes & clinics will resume in Phase III.

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Learn and Play with Us

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.

Our fun and affordable classes and programs take place primarily at The Olympia Center, which is downtown near Percival Landing.

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed!

If you are not satisfied with your class or program after your first visit, we will refund the full amount if you call before it meets a second time. We hope to get you hooked!

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Oly on Ice

Thanks for another great season at Oly on Ice! Look for the rink to return in late fall 2020 to Isthmus Park (529 4th Ave W) in Downtown Olympia.

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Sports Leagues & Programs

We coordinate several organized sports leagues and programs for both Youth and Adults.

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Recreation for Special Populations

Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation works with Thurston County Specialized Recreation to provide programs to meet recreational needs of citizens with different abilities in the Olympia/Thurston County area. For more information, visit their website or call 360.867.2588.


The City of Olympia does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities in City services, programs, or activities. The City  provides reasonable accommodations to the public with disabilities. We invite you to contact the Parks, Arts and Recreation Department two (2) weeks in advance of the date a program begins or forty-eight (48) hours before Parks, Arts and Recreation meetings to discuss any special accommodations which may be necessary.