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Community Assets 2018-08-09T08:35:29+00:00

Community Assets

When most people think of the Port, they picture ships and logs. But the Port has also created and manages a wide range of highly-valued community assets. Some of them might surprise you…

Farmers Market

Space for Olympia Farmers Market

The second largest farmers market in Washington State located at the Port peninsula in 1996. It offers fresh, top-quality regional produce, meats, seafood, breads and flowers, and various eateries, arts & crafts and live entertainment.
Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (April-Oct: Thurs–Sun; Nov-Dec: Sat–Sun; Jan-Mar: Sat)

Port Plaza

Port Plaza

Just north of the Percival Landing boardwalk on Budd Inlet, Port Plaza features Pacific Northwest-style landscaping, a public stage, viewing tower, 500 lineal feet of guest moorage and a park-like setting. Available for rent for public and private events: 360-528-8071.

Billy Frank Jr. Trail and Park

Billy Frank Jr. Trail and Park

Over a mile of unpaved trail stretches along the shoreline between East Bay Drive/Olympia Avenue and ends at the scenic Billy Frank Jr. Park. This trail and park offer an educational journey of Billy Frank Jr., Squaxin Island Tribe, native plants and the importance of the salmon. For bird watching opportunities: blackhills-audubon.org.

East Bay Plaza Hands on Children's Museum

East Bay District

Located on downtown Olympia’s waterfront, East Bay is a redeveloped and revitalized area that formerly served industrial uses. It is home to the Hands on Children’s Museum and the East Bay Public Plaza and the LOTT Clean Water Alliance and Water Education Center. The district is a result of a public partnership of the Port of Olympia, City of Olympia, LOTT Clean Water Alliance and Hands on Children’s Museum, as well as a close working relationship with the Washington Dept. of Ecology. The East Bay District consists of 9 parcels and totals 13.3 acres. Development of a 64,937 sf mixed use commercial and residential building, referred to as the Westman Mill development project, will begin in 2018.

Swantown Marina and Boatworks
Swantown Marina and Boatworks

Swantown Marina and Boatworks

Port owned and operated since 1987, Swantown Marina has grown to the seventh largest marina in Washington State and is the center of recreational boating activities in the South Sound. With over 650 permanent slips, as well as 70 guest slips, Swantown offers a public launch ramp and amenities such as restroom, laundry, showers and free wifi. Swantown is home to a diverse boating community. Swantown Marina is a Clean Marina certified facility.

The newest addition is the marina’s fueling and pump-out station, built in 2017. This is a state of the art 100 foot-long fuel dock able to accommodate multiple vessels at the same time. With round the clock security, Swantown Marina is safe, secure, and quiet; making it an ideal destination to live aboard or for a weekend visit.

Swantown Boatworks boatyard is owned and operated by the Port of Olympia. Serving our boating community since 1999, we operate a 82 ton Marine Travel-Lift, hauling vessels from 17′ to 80′ in length and up to 21’ wide. Our jib crane has a 10,000 pound capacity. Forklift and crane services are also available on site.

The 3.6 acre yard is fenced, lighted and has the capacity to store up to 60 vessels, and includes a mast storage area, security, and a public restroom. To keep our waterways clean, we also feature a state of the art wash down and water treatment facility for boats that are pressure washed. Swantown Boatworks is a Clean Boatyard certified facility.