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Please note: City park hours are sunrise to sunset.

Please note: The play equipment area at Historical Park will be closed starting Monday, September 18 through approximately Wednesday, January 31, 2018 as new play equipment is being installed. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information: (360) 754-4160.

The 1951 dream of a historic park around the Crosby House was realized in 1980 with the creation of Tumwater Historical Park near the City’s historic district. Thanks to the flow of the Deschutes River into Capitol Lake, the once muddy tideland now has a rich collection of riverine plants and habitat. The covered shelter at Historical Park is an extremely popular spot for family and class reunions, birthday parties, company picnics, and more. In addition to the reservable covered shelter, Historical Park also offers additional picnic facilities, restrooms, children’s play toys, river access, and trails. 17 acres in size. 

Online Reservation now available. Visit our Reservations page for more details.

For in person/by-mail reservations, download and complete the form below:

Shelter Reservation Form pdf-icon-sm

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