Tumwater City Hall and all City facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.

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Police, fire, and emergency medical response services are available as usual. Emergency? Call 9-1-1.


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Reserve a Shelter

Shelters are available to register 365 days in advance.  Example: shelter reservations for April 18, 2018 will be available starting on April 19, 2017. 

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for half-day or full-day periods.

 Shelter Reservation Fees (for private party use):
 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $50
 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. $75

Reservations are not confirmed until completed form and fee have been received. Exception: Online reservations do not require completion of paper form.

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To check date availability, please call Tumwater Parks & Recreation at (360) 754-4160 or use our online registration and reservation system to check for dates and reserve.


Large Group/Public Events: For all events larger than 100 people and/or open to the public, a special event permit application may be required. A special event permit must be obtained from the Tumwater Police Department by any individual or group that wishes to host an event that may impact City roadways in Tumwater.

Shelter Amenities/ Hours:

Park Shelter  Accommodates  Power Supply  Water Source / Grills
Historical Park  80 people 3 outlets, 20 amps max each  1 / small grills in park
Pioneer Park  50 people 2 outlets, 20 amps max each  1 / group grill near shelter

Parking space is limited. Carpooling recommended. The parks can accommodate groups of up to 100 people. Parks are opened at sunrise and gates are locked at sunset.

Shelter Reservation Cancellations

Reservation fees are refundable minus a $10 cancellation fee.  Cancellations must be made at least 14 days prior to the reservation to be eligible for a refund. Please note: Cancellations are not available through the online registration system; they must be requested by contacting office staff.

No refunds will be made due to inclement weather.

Reserve a Sports Field

The soccer and baseball fields at Pioneer Park are available for reservation. We strive to accommodate as many interested user groups as possible, though priority use is given to existing allocations. Groups requesting use of athletic fields will be charged for all approved and allocated time or games. Fees are non-refundable unless written notification is received at least 14 days in advance. 

Tumwater Parks and Recreation strives to improve the overall quality of sports and athletics in Tumwater. We reserve the right to close any field, at any time, for maintenance purposes or due to poor field conditions. Play on fields that are closed or leagues/teams utilizing fields on a drop-in basis without prior approval may result in termination of present and future use. Activities scheduled through the Parks and Recreation Department have priority use of the athletic fields. 

To request a field allocation application or for more information, contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation, (360) 754-4160.