City of Olympia, WA

06/14/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/14/2024 12:07

06/14/2024 - Summer Recreation, New LBA Trail Signs, Juneteenth, Fall Arts Walk Opportunities and more...

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We Want You to Know...

  • Come check out the new shared-use trail system and signs at LBA Park & Woods! City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation staff have developed improved signage for the park. New trail maps and trail signage introduce Olympia's first off-leash dog trail (unfenced), a barrier-free trail (relatively flat and smooth), and trails for leisurely biking (specific sections). Please familiarize yourself with this new shared-use trail system. Updated park kiosks are coming soon!

    Volunteers through the Washington Trails Association updated the trail network and Park Stewards have continued their work keeping the park healthy for people, plants, and woodland creatures. A big thank you to Hunter Downing and fellow Scouting America members for installing the signposts and signs. Hopefully all this hard work will help people enjoy the Woods without getting lost!

  • Shawna Hawk, M.A., Founder of the Women of Color in Leadership Movement and the Director of Media Island International, in partnership with the City of Olympia, invite you to join us for the 2024 Juneteenth Celebration Festival on Saturday, June 22 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Rebecca Howard Park. There will be performances and presentations, as well as The Marketplace featuring a vendor area with Black owned and operated businesses. Juneteenth t-shirts will be available. Visit the event page for more information. For questions about the event program, contact Shawna Hawk at [email protected].
  • Registration is open now through July 15 for Fall Arts Walk. To participate as an artist or performer is simple: reach out to a business in downtown Olympia with a work sample and ask them to partner with you for Arts Walk as your hosting location. Your hosting location with then register the event details and work with you to make space for your art or event for Arts Walk. Not sure what business to approach? Check out the spring Arts Walk listings at for ideas, or to submit your registration application today!
  • Join us for one of our upcoming volunteer work parties!
    • June 14, Yashiro Japanese Garden
    • Bumblebee Jubilee! A Pollineighbor Work Party
      June 15, Friendly Grove Park
      It's Pollinator Week! Let's celebrate our Pollineighbors by removing thorny, non-indigenous vegetation with Park Stewards. Join us for fun, crafts, and goodies. To volunteer for this free event, you must sign up online at If you have not signed up online before, you will need to create an account. For more information, call 360.753.8365.
    • June 21 & 29, Springwood Parcel
  • A new Story Trail, Freedom Soup by Tami Charles, is up at Percival Landing. You can find it along the boardwalk behind the Wine Loft. Thank you to the Olympia Timberland Regional Library for the opportunity to connect with our community.
  • Woodruff and Lions Park Spraygrounds are both open for the season! Now through Labor Day from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily.
  • Need a place to host your next meeting, class or event?The Olympia Center, Harbor House, and Park Shelters are here to meet your needs. Give us a call at 360.753.8380 for more information.
Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation
[email protected]