City of Tumwater, Washington  |  |  June 2015 

4th of July Fireworks Regulationsa
The City of Tumwater reminds residents to celebrate Independence Day in a safe and enjoyable manner that is within the law. The Tumwater Fireworks ordinance (TMC 8.30) limits the timeframe allowed to discharge fireworks and the number of fireworks stands permitted within the City. 

The ordinance states: Ignition/discharge of safe and sane fireworks are allowed within the City of Tumwater on July 3 and 4, ONLY between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. 

A Safe Patrol (police and fire staff) will enforce regulations during the holiday season. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000. 

Because of unusually dry conditions this year, please use extra precautions to prevent fires if you chooses to use personal fireworks. Tumwater Fire Department has fireworks safety information and is available to speak with community groups. Call (360) 754-4170 or visit the City's website. In addition, Tumwater's Pioneer Park will be closed on the 4th of July.  

K-9 Program Updateb

K-9 Otis takes a break Tumwater Police Department's first and only K-9, Otis, will be retiring this year. Otis started working with the Tumwater Police when he was just a year old. For the last nine years, Otis has been an asset to the department and the community. Otis provides the ability for police teams to attain better results in tough situations. Whether he's tracking or conducting a narcotics sniff, his commitment to providing safety and service to his handler, Officer Russ Mize, the department, and ultimately, the residents of Tumwater, is unmatched. 


The K-9 program was originally funded by donations from the community (2005-2006). Since Otis has been such an important part of the Police Department, they are working hard to find a new K-9 replacement to continue the program. If you'd like to help, please consider donating to the Tumwater K-9 Program today. Online options are available on our website at:


Donate to the K-9 Program Today



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Parks and Recreation On-line Brochure and Registrationc

Everyone looks forward to the arrival of summer, warmer weather and a chance to get outside and enjoy the great community that we live in. It's a busy couple of months that we anticipate all year long. Join Tumwater Parks and Recreation for a summer packed full of awesomeness and adventure! From Summer Day Camp for the little ones to Senior Programs, there are opportunities for everyone to enjoy the summer.

This summer, we moved exclusively to an online brochure. This will save paper, provide continuous access to information, and our online registration option will allow you to register for the programs you love from the comfort of your home. 


Click the links to learn more about the great programs we provide and to register.

Parks and Recreation On-line Brochure


Online Registration 


Olympic Flight Museum and Air Showd
The museum maintains, preserves and displays a distinctive collection of historic aircraft from the World War II, Korea and Viet Nam eras.  These aircraft have been expertly restored and are visually beautiful to behold, telling the stories of forefathers and Veterans who have served or are still serving in air power roles.  


Supporting artifact collections include uniforms, models, instrumentation, and insignia donated by regional residents. Open Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer months. Make sure to attend the annual Olympic Air Show to be held June 27-28, 2015. 


For tickets, visit:



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Summer Events in Tumwatere

The summer months are the perfect time to experience the best that Tumwater has to offer. The gorgeous weather provides an opportunity to get together with friends, learn a little more about our history, or support local business. There's something for everyone this summer, and we hope to see you at one of these events.


Wednesdays 10a.m.-2p.m. through September

 Tumwater Farmers Market


June 27 & 28 

 The Olympic Air Show


July 4 

Parade, Artesian Festival, and Fireworks


July 12

Storm Drain Marking Blitz 


Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. July through September 

Riverwalk Tours at Tumwater Falls Park


Fridays, August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Screen on the Green


August 22 

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest



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Nearly 300 students from Bush Middle School provided a day of service called "Transition Day" at Pioneer Park on June 8th. 

Tumwater City Hall

555 Israel Road SW

Tumwater WA 98501

(360) 754-5855