Is the park owned by the city or state?
Neither. Tumwater Falls Park has always been privately owned by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, since it opened its gates in 1962.
Does it cost money to enter the park?
No, the park is free to the public.
What about weddings in the park?
We no longer take reservations or charge a fee for weddings. All we ask is that your event does not disrupt normal Park operations or disturb other patrons. No music, tents, or blocking trails / bridges please.
What time do the restrooms close?
The restrooms close when the park closes each day.
Can I bring my dog to the park?
Yes, you can bring your dog but it must be on a leash at all times, you must pick up after it, dispose of its feces properly, and supervise it at all times. Pet bag stations are provided throughout the park for your convenience. If your pet shows aggressive behavior it must be removed from the park at once.
Can I bring my bike to the park?
No bicycle riding is allowed on the pedestrian walking trails. Bicycles are allowed only in the park’s parking lots.
Is the park ADA accessible?
Yes and no. The park is ADA accessible everywhere but the pedestrian walking trail.
Can I take pictures in the park?
Yes, you are allowed to 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 check with the Olympia Tumwater Foundation office (located in the park) during business hours if your lost item has been turned into the office.
Who should I report a problem to?
During business hours report any problems to the Olympia Tumwater Foundation office, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. After hours call 911.