Play At The Plaza
The East Bay Public Plaza is right outside the WET Science Center and in front of the Hands On Children’s Museum. This fun urban park is owned and operated by the LOTT Clean Water Alliance. The plaza is home to a wading stream, a demonstration wetland, green features, and lots of water-themed art to explore.
The stream and wetland are the real stars of the 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 produced by LOTT. Reclaimed water is water that has been used, cleaned, disinfected, and is ready to be used again, just like the natural water cycle!
Directions & Hours
325 Marine Drive NE in Olympia
The plaza is open year-round. For 2018, the stream and bathrooms open April 2 and close in early October. Hours vary through the season.
- April 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- May – August 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- September – October 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To plan a fun and safe visit, remember:
- The stream is for wading only.
- Children must be supervised.
- Diapers worn in the stream must be swim diapers or have protective covering.
- Pets are not allowed in the stream.
- Keep food and beverages at least 10 feet from the stream.
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Learn more about plaza art and green features (PDF) and use this scavenger hunt (PDF) to find hidden animals, plants, artwork, and more.
Check out the plaza fun!