Parks, Arts & Recreation

COVID-19 Impacts

Phase III Parks Status
Parks are open during operating hours, access to some facilities may be limited. Outdoor recreation activities and gatherings involving up to 50 people are allowed when physical distancing can be maintained. Please observe the following guidelines in order to ensure we can safely provide this access to the community:

  • Masks Are Required: Unless you are recreating alone, masks are required for everyone ages 6 and up, and strongly recommended for children ages 3-5.
  • Practice Physical Distancing: Stay 6 feet apart from other park-goers. If there's a crowd, come back another time. 
  • Go Before You Go!: Park restroom access may be limited as we return to full staffing.
  • Leave No Trace: Pack it in (bring hand sanitizer & water), pack it out (take garbage).   
  • Observe Closures of Specific Park Elements: Woodruff Park Sprayground and Heritage Fountain remain closed for now.
  • Stay Home: If you're not feeling well, please stay home.

The following services are currently available:

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.

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.

Volunteer Work Parties
We will resume volunteer work parties in Phase III, with modifications for physical distancing. Visit volunteer.olympiawa.gov to view and register for upcoming work parties.

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