Lacey, Washington

Lacey has an abundance of recreation for the outdoor enthusiast. Nearby lakes provide water activities such as fishing, boating and swimming while the parks offer miles of hiking and biking trails.

Festivals and Events

Lacey Summer Concert Series. Held at Performance Stage at Huntamer Park, Corner of Woodland Square Loop and 7th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA. Phone: 360-491-0857.

Turn Back the Clock. Rainier Vista Community Park 5475 45th Ave SE in Lacey, WA 98503. Phone: 360-491-0857.


The Golf Club at Hawk's Prairie. 8383 Vicwood Lane, Lacey, WA 98503. Toll-free: 1-800-558-3348.

Outdoor Recreation

Capital State Forest. 1111 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA 98504. Phone: 360-902-1000.

Activities include hiking trails, hunting, horseback riding, off-road vehicles and mushroom picking.

Millersylvania State Park. 12245 Tilley Road S, Olympia, WA 98512. Phone: 360-753-1519; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Activities at Millersylvania park include boating, boat rental, hiking and biking trails, fishing, swimming and amphitheater.

Regional Athletic Complex. 8345 Steilacoom Road SE, Lacey, WA 98503.

Tolmie State Park. 7730 61st Avenue NE, Olympia, WA 98506. Phone: 360-456-6464.

Tolmie is 105-acre park consists of 1, 800 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Puget Sound. Located on Nisqually Beach, this park provides numerous beach activities as well as an underwater park featuring an artificial reef.

Wanschers Community Park. 2606 Hicks Lake Road SE, Lacey, WA 98503.

Situated on the shores of Hick Lake, this 16 acre park features grassy picnic areas, bank fishing, walking trails and views of Mt. Rainier.

Wonderwood Park. 5304 32nd Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503.

Thirty nine acres of natural woodland are combined with recreational facilities located in the center of Lacey, offering paved pathways winding through the woods along with sports fields and courts.

Woodland Creek Community Park. 6729 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503.

Home to the Lacey Community Center, the Lacey Senior Center, and the White House," this 72 acre park features picnic shelters with barbeque grills, restrooms, play equipment and paved walkways. Year-round fishing is provided for kids 14 years old and under at Long Pond.

Skate Park

Rainier Vista Community Park. 5475 45th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503.

Sporting Goods and Equipment Rentals

Cabela's. 1600 Gateway Boulevard NE, Lacey, WA 98516. Phone: 360-252-3500.

Joy Ride Bicycle and Repair. 1225 Ruddell Road SE Suite, D, Lacey, WA 98503. Phone: 360-491-9551; Fax: 360-491-3199. E-mail


Chehalis-Western Trail. Phone: 360-786-5595.

I-5 Trail
This 3 mile hiking and biking paved trail connects the satellite State Campus in Lacey to the main campus in Olympia. Parking is available at the Lacey Library Complex located at 420 College Street SE.

William Ives Trail
This mile and a half trail leads through a nature preserve with views of the fairways at the Woodlands Golf Course. The trailheads are located on Williamette Drive, mile south of Campus Drive NE and at Meridian Neighborhood Park.

Woodland Trail
Paralleling Pacific Avenue for a little over 2 miles, this paved hiking and biking trail connects Woodland Creek Community Park on the east and the Chehalis-Western and Olympia Woodland Trails at the west.

Water Activities

Long Lake Park. 2790 Carpenter Road, Lacey, WA 98503.
Long Lake Parks consists of 285 feet on beach frontage plus 10 heavily wooded acres. Activities include swimming, volleyball, trails and barbeque facilities.

Hicks Lake
Public boat launches


Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. 100 Brown Farm Road, Olympia, WA 98516. Phone: 360-753-9467.

Specifically created for migratory birds, the Nisqually Refuge consists of 3,000 acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and mixed forest habitats. Visit the Visitor Center which includes The Nature Shop, information desk, view of the freshwater marsh and interpretive exhibits.

Wolf Haven. 3111 Offut Lake Road SE, Tenino, WA 98589. Phone: 800-448-9653; Fax: 360-264-4639.

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