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East Bay Public Plaza

The East Bay Public Plaza, owned and operated by the LOTT Clean Water Alliance, serves as the heart of the East Bay district near downtown Olympia. The plaza features many water-themed educational elements and sustainable features, celebrated through artwork, interpretive elements, a wetland pond, and a flowing stream.

The stream and wetland are the real stars of the East Bay Public Plaza. They are special, not only because they were designed with lots of features that mimic a natural stream and wetland, but because the water that feeds them mimics nature's recycling processes, too. Both the stream and the wetland pond are fed by Class A Reclaimed Water – water that has been used, cleaned, disinfected, and is ready to be used again, just like the natural water cycle! The stream is the first reclaimed water feature in the state of Washington officially approved for play – so kick off your shoes and socks and wade into this new water resource!

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Visit the Plaza

The East Bay Public Plaza is located at 325 Marine Drive in Olympia, Washington. The plaza is open every day from dawn to dusk. The plaza stream runs daily, 9:00 am to dusk, from the third weekend in April to the second weekend in October. The stream and plaza bathrooms are closed after the second weekend in October until the third weekend in April. The stream may be shut down periodically for maintenance.

For current stream information, please call (360) 664-2333.

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Partnership

The public plaza and other developments in the East Bay district are the result of a working partnership between the City of Olympia, LOTT Alliance, Hands On Children's Museum, and the Port of Olympia to revitalize the East Bay area. This joint effort provides numerous public benefits, including:

  • Vibrant, open, inviting public spaces
  • Destination activities to draw regional visitors to downtown
  • Comprehensive environmental cleanup
  • Unparalleled learning opportunities
  • Focus on sustainability with a rare cluster of LEED certified buildings
  • Improved connection between East Bay, the Port peninsula, downtown Olympia, and surrounding communities
  • Revitalization of the East Bay waterfront

Projects recently completed in the area include:

  • Roads and utilities to serve future mixed use development on Port of Olympia property
  • East Bay Public Plaza
  • New and expanded Hands On Children's Museum
  • A new administrative building and WET Science Center for the LOTT Alliance
  • New City Hall for the City of Olympia

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