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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  • Percival is a real asset for the the community, anchored at one end by the park at capitol lake and the other by the farmers market. We like to use the free parking at the market and wander the landin...  more »
  • Walk to the park after getting breakfast at the bread Peddler. A nice easy walk. My daughter love the play area she enjoyed seeing the boats and the water and the birds and running around with other l...  more »
  • We really liked this area. Waterfront, and great views of the water and boats. There is a nice little park for the kids to play and we were there on a Saturday and visited the Farmers Market. Spent a ...  more »
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  • My 7 year old great niece today wanted to come to this park. Lots of kids to play with, sunny too. We've been here 3 hours! I told a man it was smoke free and he apologized and put out his cigarette. Nice people here enjoying the day.
  • Love the waterfront board walks. My kids love the play area. The grassy area is nice to put a blanket down and hangout. Generally busy but it's so large it never feel a crowded or too much.
  • So beautiful here. The walk along the dock was so peaceful. Great views along the whole park . The park it self was very nice . Tons of stuff to do and see.
  • Peaceful and quiet. Watch the birds and seals. Nice amount of parking. Walking distance to Farmers Market.
  • Good view of the Capitol building, the bay and adjacent to the private marina, which offers boat aficionados a charming view. The park has nice, new play structures and eye pleasing sculptures. It's close to good restaurants and shares a parking lot with a great wine store and a fresh seafood market, as well as being close to the Olympia Farmers Market. Nice grassy area for playing or lounging in the sun. Public restrooms and water fountains.
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