Recreation

Come Play With Us!

Experience It!We offer over 100 unique classes, programs and activities to help expand your horizons, hone an existing skill, discover hidden talents and meet all of your personal wellness goals.

Whether you are looking for adventure, athletic challenge, culture or just plain fun, we've got something for everyone.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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

The Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is proud to be working with Thurston County Parks and Recreation to provide programs to meet recreational needs of the special citizens in the Olympia/Thurston County area. Programs include camps, Adult and Youth Day Trips, Dances, Movie & Pizza, and Arts & Crafts. For more information, call the Thurston County Parks and Recreation Department at 360.786.5595 or visit Thurston County Recreation for Special Populations.


Spring/Summer 2014

Registration opens April 14 for Spring/Summer!

We make finding and registering for classes and activities easy! You can:   

  1. Use Experience It! Online to find AND register for programs from the convenience of your home, 24 hours a day.
    Please note that we have moved to a new registration system. Effective with the Winter/Spring brochure, new and returning customers will need to create a new account prior to registering.
    Need help? Visit our Online Registration Instructions page.
  2. Browse the Interactive Recreation Guide or download the PDF version(s) below. Then call 360.753.8380 to register.


Sports Information

Soccer at Yauger ParkWe oversee several organized sports programs for both Youth and Adults.

Find available leagues, check official rules, browse scores and statistics, and check current schedules and standings on our Sports Information page.

Don't forget to follow @OlyFieldUpdates and @OlyPARD on Twitter!


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.