Tumwater City Hall, Tumwater Library, and Old Town Center will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Water, sewer, and street problems can be reported by calling the Public Works Hotline at (360) 754-4150. Police, fire, and emergency medical response services will be available as usual. Emergency? Call 9-1-1

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(360) 754-4160
Irwin, JoshRecreation CoordinatorParks & Recreation(360) 754-4160
Jacobsen, JeanDepartment Assistant IParks & Recreation(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