Thurston County Parks and Recreation Service's mission is to be the regional steward of parks, open space, and natural resource lands and waterways dedicated to public use for recreation and leisure enjoyment.
In carrying out this mission, we provide
a diverse range of recreation resources, programs and activities throughout the
county and promote the preservation and interpretation of Thurston County's
historical and cultural resources, natural areas and wildlife resources.
While recognizing the need to provide neighborhood and community recreation resources in the urban areas, the County's focus is on serving the rural, unincorporated and regional recreation needs of Thurston County. In this vein, Parks and Recreation Service's highest priorities are on the acquisition and development of district, regional, and special use recreation resources and facilities.