East Bay Public Plaza
The East Bay Public Plaza serves as the heart of the East Bay district, providing a vibrant, inviting open space filled with thought-provoking interpretive elements showcasing the benefits of reclaimed water and efforts of the LOTT Clean Water Alliance.
The former brownfield includes new educational elements such as discovery markers, interactive stream features, a series of interpretive panels and a ground plane timeline that playfully charts the past, present and future of reclaimed water to inspire and inform visitors.
The project is a joint effort of the LOTT Clean Water Alliance, Port of Olympia, City of Olympia, and the Hands On Children's Museum. Construction of the plaza cost approximately $3.8 million, and was completed in July 2012. For more information on this project, click here.
In February 2014, the East Bay Public Plaza was certified under the 2009 SITES Rating System, created by leading sustainability experts, scientists and design professionals, for meeting rigorous sustainability guidelines through its integrative design. Click here to learn more about the Sustainable Sites Initiatives.
Families are welcome to enjoy the plaza and wade in the stream when it is open. Please note: Shirts and shoes are required to enter the children's museum.
Dates/Hours of Operation
The plaza is open year-round, and the splashing stream and restrooms are open April to October. Visit LOTT’s website for stream hours, which vary seasonally.
East Bay Plaza Water Play + Hands On Children's Museum = Best Day Ever!
A perfect family day includes hours of museum play and cooling off in the East Bay Plaza Stream on warm sunny days. Click here to plan your perfect visit.