Mission Statement

Thurston County Parks and Recreation'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.

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.

Our focus is the regional recreation needs of Thurston County.
Parks and Recreation Services' highest priorities focus on the acquisition and development of district, regional, and special use recreation resources and facilities.