Experience Something Different. Plan Your Next Event in Olympia, WA

The Olympia region’s Elite sports facilities, stunning natural beauty, exciting attractions and a passionate sports scene make it an ideal sports destination


Olympia, Washington

The Olympia region’s central location in Washington provides reasonable driving distances from several major cities. Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver are all less than a two-hour drive away; while places like Spokane and Yakima are between a 3-5-hour drive. There are two airports serving the Olympia region. Seattle-Tacoma Airport offers daily flights from national and international destinations.

Popular Activities

  • Visit the magnificent Olympia Waterfront. Stroll around the Swantown Marina to see boat launches out to the sea or take a walk on East Bay Trail to get a view of some of the local
    bird wildlife. 

  • Check out the Olympia Farmers Market, the second largest farmers market in Washington.

  • Experience natural beauty at Tumwater Falls Park, where the Deschutes River ends its journey tumbling into Capitol Lake. Take a one-half mile walk on the trails to admire the cascading falls and reflective pools of the park.

  • Get a glimpse of the Washington political scene with a visit to the State Capitol Building. Take a free guided tour of the Legislative Building or wander the campus to view the memorials and gardens. 

Get a Planner’s Perspective

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.

“The Northwest Athletic Conference has worked with multiple sports commissions throughout the Pacific Northwest on our championship events. Experience Olympia sports commission’s service, hospitality, and regard for our events is second to none. It is because of Experience Olympia Sports Commission we continue to look at future NWAC events coming to the Olympia area.”

—Marco Azurdia, Northwest Athletic Conference Facilities

Find Your Perfect Olympia Facility

Facility Spotlight

Lacey-Thurston County Regional Athletic Complex

Sports Covered: Baseball, softball, soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee

A premier outdoor sports venue, the 100-acre Lacey-Thurston County Regional Athletic Complex can accommodate a number of sports events, large and small. The facility features five softball/baseball fields and six regulation-size soccer/football/rugby fields. There are also two miles of walking trails and splendid views of Mount Rainier.

The Evergreen State College

Sports Covered: Soccer, basketball, track & field, volleyball

Home of Geoducks athletics, The Evergreen State College has several facilities that can be used for your sports event.

Saint Martin’s University

Sports Covered: Basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, track & field

Located just east of Olympia in Lacey, Saint Martin’s University boasts top sports venues that have hosted a range of events over the years. It has welcomed the GNAC Basketball Championships, the NWAC Cross Country Championships, and the GNAC Softball Championships. Sports planners can rent the Marcus Pavilion & TwinStar Court for basketball and volleyball tournaments, the SMU Baseball field and the SMU Softball Field for baseball and softball events, and the SMU Soccer Field and SMU Track & Field Complex for soccer and track & field competitions. 

South Puget Sound Community College

Sports Covered: Basketball, volleyball

South Puget Sound Community College, home to Clippers athletics, is available to host basketball and volleyball events at its Gymnasium.

Rainier Vista Community Park

Sports Covered: Soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, sand volleyball, basketball, football, rugby, pickleball, ultimate frisbee

Rainier Vista Community Park welcomes all kinds of athletic activities throughout the year. The 46-acre park features three football/soccer fields, three baseball/softball fields, four tennis courts, four pickleball courts, three sand volleyball courts, a basketball court and a skate park. 

LBA Park

Sports Covered: Baseball, softball, tennis, running

Little Baseball Association Park was developed for youth sports games. Its athletic fields are now used for baseball events of all ages and skill levels. 

Yauger Park

Sports Covered: Baseball, softball, soccer, skating, horseshoes

Developed in 1982, Yauger Park resides on 40 acres and offers a wide range of recreation experiences as it features four ballfields (three lighted) that convert to three soccer fields. 

Pioneer Park

Sports Covered: Baseball, softball, soccer, sand volleyball

Pioneer Park is the perfect place to plan a sports tournament or family event with one baseball field, two softball fields, three soccer fields, two sand volleyball courts, children’s play areas, trails, and access to the beautiful Deschutes River. 

Capital Soccer Fields

Sports Covered: Soccer

Conveniently located just minutes south of Olympia, this immaculately-groomed soccer complex offers six fields, with two of those fields lighted. Capital also features ample parking and easy access from Interstate 5.

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Jeff Bowe

Jeff Bowe

VP of Sales & Development

Telephone: 360-704-7544