Percival Landing, Olympia

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Percival Landing Park is a public park located in Olympia, Washington.HistoryNamed after a former commercial steamship wharf, the park is a well-known maritime landmark in the Pacific Northwest. Built by Sam Percival in 1860, the wharf operated for several decades, and was torn down and replaced several times during that period.The first phase of Percival Landing Park was completed and opened in 1977, with the second phase opened in 1985, and the third phase in 1988. The former Unocal Tank Farm site was acquired by the City of Olympia in 1996, and is now an open lawn.FeaturesToday the park features picnic areas, public art, boat moorage and a playground. The park features a.9mi boardwalk extends along the eastern shoreline of the West Bay of Budd Inlet from the Fourth Avenue Bridge to Thurston Avenue. The park features a carved Orca by Olympia artist Joe Tougas, who competed an identical work for Yashiro, Japan, Olympia's sister city.There are several events held annually at Percival Landing Park, including Harbor Days and "Sand in the City", as well as the Wooden Boat Festival.
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  • Stroll along the port of Olympia. A few restaurants and a beautiful view of the river and boats. Nice ride, statues adorn the ride. Some homeless.
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  • Beautiful boardwalk walk around. Not too far and an easy walk with beautiful scenery. Plenty of parking around.  more »
  • The harbor is one of my favorite places to walk any time of the year. It is well kept and a safe venue for children. Local activities spread over to Percival Landing, making it a destination location ...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to bring the family! Open playground with lots of activities for the little ones. A big open field with very well maintained grass, great for little feet learning to walk! Lots around to see from the pier to the shops nearby. Highly recommended!!!
  • What an awesome surprise find this was! Just staying overnight in Olympia but went for an even walk along what looked like might be a waterfront area. Heard some great sounding tunes in the distance and as we walked along the lovely boardwalk toward the music, we came upon a fantastic outdoor concert!
  • One of our favorite parks! We love to walk along the water looking at the house boats, birds and spotting jelly fish and minnows. After our walk we head to Percival Landing Park so the kids can play. There is a fun swing where an adult and child can swing together, a play structure for smaller kids, two merry go rounds with spider nets and a fun climbing structure for bigger kids. There is also conveniently a bathroom on site.
  • Great place to go for a stroll. Usually not too many weird or sketchy looking people here as they tend to stay on the other side of town. Public restroom and water fountains. Also a small playground if you have children.
  • I love Percival. Especially when they have events going on. It's so fun to live so close & to get to people watch.
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