Parks & Trails

Our Natural Resources

With over 1,200 acres of parkland and open space, miles of walking and biking trails, a premier regional athletic complex, three indoor public pools and several community buildings, Lacey’s residents and visitors enjoy one of the finest municipal park systems in the state. Complemented by Puget Sound’s pristine Tolmie State Park, the naturally-inspiring 3,700-acre Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, four golf courses and five freshwater lakes, recreation opportunities are virtually unlimited.

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Looking for the Restroom?

Most Lacey Parks restrooms are closed October – March.

ADA restrooms at main park locations remain open year-round, during regular park hours from dawn to dusk.


Need a quick guide to local parks, trails, and boat launches? Download a printable parks and facilities map.

Latest COVID Advisory

As of 11:59PM March 11, 2022:

Lacey Parks are open! Parks and open spaces are very important for wellness, especially during the pandemic. It’s important to get outside for fresh air and exercise; however, for the safety of you and your loved ones, please use our parks and trails responsibly by following the updated rules of Governor Inslee’s Washington Ready plan.

Updated Rules of Governor Inslee’s Washington Ready Plan

  • All City parks and trails are open from 7:00 a.m. until dark. Capacity restrictions have been lifted.
  • Face coverings are no longer required in indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Please stay home if you are sick.

For more information or clarification, visit: The Governor’s Washington Ready Proclamation 20-25.15 and DOH Face Covering Order 20-03.4.

Related Info

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Interactive Visual Parks Tour

Lacey’s municipal parklands and open spaces provide many options for your next park visit. Use our interactive visual parks tour map to explore Lacey’s parks system.

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Community Buildings & Event Facilities

We operate a number of facilities that provide venues for park events, programs, and classes. Many, including the Lacey Community Center and historic Jacob Smith House, are available to rent for meetings, receptions, and other functions. Visit Community Buildings to learn more.

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Reserve a Park Facility or Pool

Whether you’re looking for a well-maintained field for a softball, baseball, football, rugby, or soccer game; a covered picnic facility for a large group; a beautiful location for an outdoor event; or an indoor pool for a private party – our friendly staff is ready to assist. Visit our reservations page to learn more.