Parks & Recreation

The Lewis County Parks & Recreation Department handles the Southwest Washington Fair, County Parks (including the Fairgrounds) and Discover Lewis County tourism.

County Parks include: Schaefer, South County, Rose Park, Packwood River Access, and the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds as well as community venues Cloquota Church and St. Urban Church. The Parks & Rec Department is developing opportunities for year-round recreation in your parks.

The Southwest Washington Fair showcases Southwest Washington and it’s agricultural, industrial heritage and future, displays the accomplishments of our regional community and encourages learning through participation, competition and observation.

Tourism for Lewis County is focused on and our office is leading the efforts for developing marketing material that encourages tourism throughout Lewis County.

Mission Statement: The mission is to inspire community pride.

Strategic Priorities:

  • Increase Revenue to Support the Parks.
  • Develop, Install, and/or Rehabilitate Playgrounds in Parks.
  • Attract and Hire Sufficient Staff with the Skills Needed to do the Job Well.
  • Develop Skills and Processes to Improve our Event Planning for both Fair and Year-round Events.

Parks & Recreation Office
Southwest Washington Fairgrounds
1909 South Gold Street, Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 740-1495 / /

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