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Welcome to the Parks and Recreation Department 

Our goal is to provide parks and recreation services that are creative, beneficial, and responsive to the needs of the community. 

Tumwater is a city with a wealth of natural beauty and a strong sense of community spirit and pride. Our rich history and abundance of trees and natural areas are just a part of what attracts visitors and locals alike. The parks and open spaces in Tumwater provide both active and passive recreation opportunities for thousands of users each year, offering a wide variety of ways to enjoy our city and lifestyle in Tumwater. These opportunities include:  youth and adult sports, picnics, reunions, children’s activities, sports camps, and access to children’s play structures, trail, water, and more.  

Take a look around our site to learn more about exploring Tumwater. We hope that you will take advantage of all the programs that Parks and Recreation has to offer.


Phone: (360) 754-4160

Fax: (360) 754-4166


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Tumwater Parks and Recreation Department 
555 Israel Road SW
Tumwater, WA  98501
(Located in the lower level of Tumwater City Hall)

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed holidays.

Anderson, ToddRecreation ManagerParks & Recreation(360) 754-4160
Denney, ChuckParks and Recreation DirectorParks & Recreation(360) 754-4160
Ehrich, DwaneGolf Course SuperintendentParks & Recreation(360) 754-4169
Groth, CharlieRecreation SupervisorParks & Recreation(360) 754-4160
Harvell, ChadRecreation CoordinatorParks & Recreation, Tumwater Employees(360) 754-4160
Irwin, JoshRecreation CoordinatorParks & Recreation, Tumwater Employees(360) 754-4160
Klein, StephanieAdministrative AssistantParks & Recreation(360) 754-4160
Nickerson, DaveGolf Operations ManagerParks & Recreation(360) 943-9500
Osborn, StanParks and Facilities ManagerParks & Recreation(360) 754-4160
Worden, MarisaRecreation Marketing SpecialistParks & Recreation(360) 754-4160