Isthmus Park



2.34 Acres


505/529 4th Ave W

Park Features

  • Public Art
  • Benches
  • Open Space
  • Bike Shelter

Park History

In 2013, the City purchased the former County Health and Thurston County Housing Authority properties. The derelict buildings were demolished in 2015. In 2018, interim improvements were made to restore the area in a way that allows for public access and enjoyment until a master plan is developed. The Isthmus Park will host Olympia's first seasonal ice skating rink, Oly on Ice, in winter 2018/2019.

Park Improvements

Permanent lighting will be installed at the park in Fall 2018. Construction of the temporary Oly on Ice skating rink will begin in late October and it will be removed by mid-January, 2019. For information on the long-term use of the site and master planning process on the Isthmus:
Laura Keehan, Parks Planning & Design Manager, 360.570.5855,