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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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  • Always a pleasant stroll into this small Marina. It's surprisingly provides a great opportunity to view wildlife.  more »
  • The boys really enjoyed the playground with swings and climbing things, and it gave us a chance to sit on a bench and visit. I particularly enjoyed the sculptures and gift shops. It was a bit rainy th...  more »
  • Great place to take a walk along the waterfront downtown--especially after a visit to the farmer's market or after grabbing a bite to eat at nearby cafes. Not too crowded especially during the week. F...  more »
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  • Percival landing is a beautiful place to take a walk along the docks and look out on the water. There is a playground that is one of my kids favorites, the kids that play here usually behave kindly. My kids love nature, and this playground is located next to the water. There are many restaurants along the docks. Oyster house, Anthony's, bud bay cafe, dockside bistro, and more. Every year there are events that take place on the docks, one of them is harbor days with many vendors and activities for children. Towards the end of the docks by Anthony's there is a high tower for viewing the beautiful scenery. Percival Landing is one of the most beautiful spots in Olympia.
  • This is the most beautiful place! It can be romantic, you could bring your kids, or you could simply rent a slip at one of the docks to come ashore for some amazing food. There is some beach access depending if it's high or low tide. For the women... be careful if you are wearing heels, the boards on the walkway are kind of far apart so you really have to pay attention to where that heel is going to be landing!
  • We loved this place! I definitely would have given it a 5 star review.... However I had a recent HORRIBLE experience with a man harassing everyone who walked by him. He literally ran at me and my children screaming telling us we needed to take his toys that he wanted to give my kids they were filthy and it was disgusting and he was definitely on drugs. He was swearing and using the statue to hang dry his laundry. Of course this has nothing to do with the park right? well here's why it bothered me there were employees out there park employees I guess cleaning things cleaning the windows to a building cleaning the restroom but they said nothing when this man was swearing and screaming and acting like a psycho around all the kids! After he ran at my children... I decided to leave along with many of the other parents at the park. He made me really uncomfortable and scared my children and nobody seems to care when they clearly disturbed man on drugs harassing women and children until they leave the park (or his living room apparently because he had completely set up his tent right there on the pier) I think I might have had the bystander effect I wanted to call the police but I kept thinking in my head somebody else must've called police as myself my children and many of the other parents were fleeing the park to get away from him I think we all assumed the other would call the police! here's my question ...why wouldn't one of the park employees call the police? I should've and I didn't now I really don't like going back there
  • beautiful spot. Downtown Olympia has a great waterfront, easy to walk around and just over the top fantastic when clear enough to see the Olympic Mountains and when the Farmers Market is going strong.
  • 5 stars for not closing after dusk. Lots of parking, and a fairly quiet area to share a decent view of the hill side with a significant other.