About Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation

Harbor House at Percival Landing with boats and water

Our Mission

City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation is dedicated to enriching lives by connecting people with quality experiences. We do this by providing our community with proven, innovative, and reliable services.

The department stewards 37 community parks, which serve as community gathering places, as well as contribute to a neighborhood's character and sense of place and make positive impacts on our environment. We offer hundreds of seasonal recreation classes, camps, and programs each year, which build community, improve individual health, and support the local economy.

We make investments in public art that contribute to a creative, vibrant community, with Olympia's bi-annual Arts Walk events celebrating the arts as a defining characteristic of our community.