Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls
Explore Brewery Park
A wide variety of native trees and shrubs line both sides of the river as it pitches and eddies through a gorge of boulder rapids and deep pools, its course culminating in a mist-filled plunge over Tumwater Falls.
A half-mile-long walking trail is highlighted by views of cascading waterfalls, quiet pools, and massive rocks. Spanning the river at both ends of the gorge and connecting the network of trails are footbridges designed for compatibility with the surroundings and historic accuracy.
At the upper reaches and entrance to the park, visitors find wide expanses of beautifully maintained lawns, picnic facilities, a sand-filled area for children featuring uniquely designed play items, immaculate restrooms, a fish ladder, and ample parking.
About Brewery Park
In 1962, OTF constructed a park where the Deschutes River ends its journey with a series of three waterfalls, tumbling a combined 82 feet into Capitol Lake. Brewery Park provides visitors with 15 acres of natural, picturesque beauty offering enjoyment for all ages.
Today, the park is one of Thurston County’s top five tourist destinations! With incredible scenery and plenty of space to explore, Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls is a staple of the community.
Contrary to general perception, Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls is not a state- or city-funded recreation area. We count on your donations to enhance and sustain the Park! If you enjoy the use of its picnic area, playground, or walking trails, please consider making a donation to help with the cost of keeping Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls beautiful, safe, and clean.
Make a Contribution
Fly Up the Deschutes River in This Bird's-Eye Video!
Brewery Park Attractions
Check out the Gift Shop
We now have a small gift shop in the Brewery Park office! Support Brewery Park’s maintenance and improvement fund by purchasing fun gifts for friends, family, and your home. We have posters, apparel, pins, stickers, and more.
Brewery Park Gift Shop Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the park owned by the city or state?
Neither. Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls has always been privately owned by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, since it opened its gates in 1962. The foundation receives no government funding for its operations.
Does it cost money to enter the park?
No, the park is free to the public. We do, however, appreciate any contribution to the park for funding maintenance, etc, as we are a non-profit.
Can I have my wedding in the park?
We do not take reservations or charge a fee for weddings. We only ask that your event does not disrupt normal park operations or disturb other patrons. No music, tents, or blocking trails and bridges please.
What time do the restrooms close?
The restrooms close when the park closes each day, depending on the season. It will range from 4:30pm in the winter to 8:00pm in the summer.
Can I bring my dog to the park?
Dogs are allowed, but must be on a leash and supervised at all times. If your pet shows aggressive behavior, it must be removed from the park at once. Please pick up after your pets, and dispose of feces properly. Pet bag stations are provided throughout the park for your convenience.
Can I bring a bike to the park?
No bicycle riding is allowed on the gravel walking trails. However, bicycles are allowed in the parking lots and along the paved Deschutes Valley Trail.
Is the park ADA accessible?
Yes and no. The park is ADA accessible everywhere but the pedestrian walking path, though there is ADA access to the Deschutes Valley Trail which runs parallel to the walking path and also has great views of the river and falls.
Can I take pictures in the park?
You may take pictures in the park while it is open. Please be considerate of others around you.
Do you have a lost and found?
Yes, please visit the OTF office (located near the Upper Falls) during business hours to see if your lost item has been turned in.
Who should I report a problem to?
During business hours report any problems to the OTF office or call (360) 943-2550, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until dusk. After hours call 911.
Can I reserve an area in the Park?
Visitors are welcome to hold small events in the park such as reunions, receptions, etc. We do not take reservations, all areas are available first-come-first-serve. We only ask that your event does not disrupt normal park operations or disturb other patrons.
Directions to Brewery Park & Contact Information
Park Hours – Fall Schedule
Open every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(entrance gate closed at 4:30 pm)
110 Deschutes Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
Corner of C Street and Deschutes Parkway