News and Information
NEWS! Thanks to a generous donation from
the PARC Foundation and Combined Fund Drive, we are able to
Participation Scholarships: Scholarships are limited to
$35 per person, per quarter. If you would like to be
considered for a scholarship, call the Recreation Office to
receive an application. Scholarship Applications must be
turned in with your registration form. Scholarships must be
repaid if you do not cancel three business days in advance
of the activity.
Payments by Credit Card:
Costs associated with the credit card process
will be passed on to the customer. The credit card fee
charged will be 2.35% of the amount due or a minimum of
$2.00 (whichever is greater).
This is only for payments made by credit card. You
still have the option to pay by check or cash without any
The Thurston County Recreation Services Department
provides recreation programs and activities for people of
different abilities. Our primary goal is to provide
opportunities for learning and growth through the experience
of recreation and leisure activities. We take pride working
in partnership with the Cities of Olympia, Tumwater, and
Lacey to provide activities and programs through Specialized
Recreation. These programs are designed to give persons with
developmental and/or physical disabilities the opportunity
to participate in events and activities within the community
and surrounding area. Most are suitable for ages 16 and
older and include day trips, monthly dances, bingo, Movie &
Pizza Night, Dinner Club and fitness programs. A link to our
current brochure can be found on the right side of this
page. General information on how to get started is below.
Please see our current brochure for more detailed
Everyone who participates in Thurston County
Recreation Services programs
must complete an Intake Packet annually. This packet
contains important information that we must have before
participating in our programs. Packets are available in our
office or by mail. Call us at (360) 867-2588.
All fees must be paid when your registration is confirmed.
For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover,
cash and checks.
Late Pick Up:
Fees will be charged for all participants picked up after a
program has ended. Fees are assessed as follows: 16 - 30
minutes = $15, over 30 minutes = $30. Staff will not
supervise participants more than one (1) hour past the programs
**NOTE: Thurston County Recreation
staff arrive on site fifteen (15) minutes prior to the start
of each program.
We provide an Information Line which will be updated only
when a last minute weather related change is necessary.
Unless otherwise stated on the Information Line recording,
all programs will run as scheduled. Check the Information
Line on the day of your activity by calling 360-754-4371.
Thurston County Recreation Services is a registered
contractor with DSHS and is able to accept DDD respite funds
for payment of activities. Contact your case manager for
If you have registered for a program and decide that you
will not be attending, it is your responsibility to contact
the Recreation Office three (3) business days prior to the
program. If you do not notify the office you will be
responsible for 100% of the program fee even if you do not
attend. You are responsible for paying any outstanding
balances before registering for and/or participating in new
We strive to provide reasonable accommodations for all of
our programs. However, there may be some trips that are not
conducive for people who have limited mobility because of
location or logistics. Please call prior to registration to
see if the activity will work for you.
TCRS staff do not provide one-on-one attendant care for
toileting, toilet transfers, feeding, or behavior
management. If this type of assistance is needed during
program hours you must provide an Attendant. Registration
fees for Attendants may apply and are listed in the current
brochure. Attendants who accompany participants are required
to register and remain with their client for the duration
of the program.
Unless otherwise stated, all trips depart from the
Thurston County Recreation Services Office at 412 Lilly Road
NE. Meet in the parking lot behind the building.
**NOTE: Thurston County Recreation
staff arrive on site 15 minutes prior to the start of each
Intercity Transit provides free travel training to anyone
interested in learning to use bus route services.
For information contact the IT Transportation Coordinator at