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Percival Landing, Olympia

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Percival Landing Park is a public park located in Olympia, Washington.
Named 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.
Today 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. Percival Landing is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Great place to go in the summer. Make sure to eat outside at a nearby restaurant especially near sunset gorgeous views of the water. 
    Great place to go in the summer. Make sure to eat outside at a nearby restaurant especially near sunset gorgeous views of the water.  more »
  • Not really someplace to sit down and enjoy the air and water, but was nice for a walk and a stand. There was a nice playground for children. 
    Not really someplace to sit down and enjoy the air and water, but was nice for a walk and a stand. There was a nice playground for children.  more »
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  • We love Percival Landing. The park is fun for all ages and the bathrooms are well maintained. It's a great boardwalk to walk along, bring your pup for a walk as well. Many local artists have art installations to enjoy as well. Access to the water front via the marina makes for a great location for photos. We feel lucky to live in the PNW.
  • Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Percival Landing Park [PLP] is a beautiful, modern, and well-endowed park that calls Olympia its home. I enjoyed my walk. The park is full of life- from folks walking their dogs, to artists playing music, to couples holding hands, to kids having a blast on the swing. I recommend this gem of a park to anyone that loves the great outdoors. Go, experience PLP yourself, and you'll see what I mean.

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