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Tumwater's Pioneer Park

Float, Play, and Relax at Tumwater's Pioneer Park

Tucked away a short distance from Briggs Village, directly off Henderson, lies the expansive Pioneer Park, promising quite the experience for visitors of all ages. On any given day, families can be seen watching their kids playing baseball, soccer, or softball. Come summer; the park becomes filled with those looking to float the river or organize family gatherings at the picnic shelter available for reservation. Join us as we discover all that this park has to offer.

It's no secret that if you're from Thurston County, you have probably floated or wanted to float the Deschutes River. If you're into this, Pioneer Park is the perfect place to start. This scenic float offers a unique way to experience the natural beauty surrounding Tumwater, making Pioneer Park a favorite among locals and visitors alike. It boasts plenty of parking and multiple river access points, making it a prime spot for river adventures. You can launch your inner tube or paddle board closer to the entrance and meander through the park to another beach where you can pull ashore and relax. Then, walk back to the parking lot on the well-preserved trails.

If staying dry is more your thing, you can walk down the trails, some of which are handicap-accessible, set up a lawn chair, and bring a good book to enjoy time by the river. It's an excellent spot to walk your dog, with plenty of shade and trees to keep you and your furry friend cool on even the warmest days. Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in nature or find a peaceful spot to relax, Pioneer Park offers both. So escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find yourself at Pioneer Park.

One of the things you will notice about Tumwater is the community that it fosters. It harbors a small-town feel with a close-knit community vibe, evident in everything from school sports to parks and recreation leagues. Pioneer Park, in particular, stands out as a hub for youth sports. Show up on a weekend or even a summer evening, and you’ll find a sea of families cheering on soccer or baseball games. The park regularly hosts a variety of tournaments, drawing teams and spectators from across the region. Be prepared to spend the day here and immerse yourself in the local community that makes Tumwater such a unique place to live.

After a long day at the park, reward those hardworking sports stars by heading up the road to Briggs Village and treating them to ice cream at the popular Humble Cow Ice Cream place. It is regularly populated with crowds of people, so be prepared to wait a while, but the wait is well worth it.

In the greater region of Olympia, such community parks are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to enjoying the unmatched quality of life offered by this corner of the Pacific Northwest. If you're interested in living near parks like Pioneer Park, you'll be pleased to find a wide array of multi-generational living opportunities surrounding it. The area boasts brand new 55+ apartments tailored for older adults seeking an active lifestyle within a like-minded community. Additionally, numerous other apartment complexes and townhomes cater to individuals and families looking for modern amenities and easy access to nature. For those desiring more space or a more permanent residence, there's an abundance of single-family homes in the vicinity, offering a range of styles and sizes to fit a variety of needs and budgets. This diversity in housing options ensures that anyone looking to enjoy the community spirit of Tumwater can find their perfect home.

Whether you're a local looking to rediscover your neighborhood or a current resident seeking to locate an aging family member, the area surrounding the park is a great place to start. Reach out to an agent at Olympic Sotheby's International Realty to have them show you the area and find a home that works for you.

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