Amphitheater- The Napavine Amphitheater is a wonderful outdoor location to hold a concert, auction, or host an array of events. The interior will accommodate approximately 1,200 people. There is a 1,600 sq. ft. covered stage that makes it perfect for bands to perform or hold a pageant. The opportunities are endless. Please contact the City Clerk at (360) 262.3547 x213 or email@example.com for further information.
Community Park - The Napavine Community Park is also available for public use. There is a $100.00 damage deposit required at this location. There are picnic tables and barbeque grills to the south of the three baseball fields. At this time, there are no public utilities at this facility. If you'd like to reserve this area, please contact the City Clerk at (360) 262.3547 x213 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Mayme Shaddock Park- If you have a special event and would like to reserve the Mayme Shaddock kitchen area, please contact the City Clerk at (360) 262-3547 x213 or email@example.com. There is no fee to reserve the kitchen area of the park; however, if you would like to donate toward the maintenance of the park your donation is greatly appreciated.
Mayme Shaddock Park began as an unimproved acre of land located at the corner of what is now Park Street and Second Avenue. With an abundance of underbrush, the lot looked more like an overgrown forest than a place to picnic and play.
Through the dedicated work of many volunteers and contributors, the Park now contains a covered Picnic/Kitchen Area with benches, six (6) barbecues, kitchen table area, swing sets, a sand filled volleyball court, asphalt walking trails and restrooms. Volunteers also added plants and shrubbery and a Rose Garden was established.
Napavine Community Park was added in 2001. It contains three Regulation Ballfields, a Field House, Bathrooms, a Concession Stand as well as a Day Park with childrens' toys. The Park has adequate room for the addition of two more Ballfields, Tennis Courts, RV Parking and a Recreation Center. An area of the Napavine Community Park is leased by the Napavine Sertoma Club which houses the Napavine Amphitheater. The 2010 Concert season is being established with the first concert being on June 12, 2010 where Marcy Playground will be performing at 8:00 p.m.
Robert Cook Day Park was established on property donated by the Cook family in 2002, on the West side of town, between Grand Avenue and 2nd Place. It contains a basketball Court and a swing set.
Cultural and Recreational Activities
Napavine is a family oriented city that promotes and encourages a large number of recreational activities designed to foster a wholesome family life.
In December 1973, the newly formed Napavine Jaycees submitted a request to the Washington State Jaycees to conduct a three-day celebration as a Chapter Project.
A Committee was formed and the dates of July 12th through 14th were selected. The Napavine K-12 Student Body was asked to submit ideas to name the Festival. The name Napavine Funtime Festival, submitted by Val Gruver, was chosen.
Plans were made to have a Princess Napawinah Coronation, teen dance, Carnival, parade, logging show, dunk tank, concessions and a street dance.
The first Napavine Funtime Festival was a success and continues to this day. The Napavine Funtime Festival occurs on the third weekend of July every year.
The Festival has also been the sponsor, along with Lewis County Fire District #5, of the annual "Christmas on Parade", that has been held on the first Saturday of December, each year, for the past 26 years. Included is the lighting of the city center on 2nd Avenue.
Beaches The City of Napavine is within reaching distance of some of the most beautiful beaches in the northwest. A couple hours drive gets you to surfing, fishing or walking the beach at one of the many towns that dot the Pacific Coast. Head up north to Puget Sound where adventures await in whale watching or kayaking the many inlets and channels in the sound and around the majestic San Juan Islands.
Mountains Looking to head to the hills? The rugged Cascade Mountain and Olympic Mountain Range will fit your needs. Napavine is located only a couple hours from hiking on and around the active Mt. St. Helens to the beauties that await you in the glacier covered peaks of Mt. Rainier. Hiking, camping, climbing and skiing makes this a mountaineers paradise.
Rainforest The Hoh Rainforest is the only rainforest in the continental United States. It hosts a vast array of plant life and animals. On its borders is the quiet retreat of Lake Quinalt and the warm waters of the Olympic Hot Springs. This makes the Olympic Peninsula a must see for visitor and residents.
Cities Napavine is conveniently located midway between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Both cities offer their unique personalities with popular destination spots. Catch a homerun watching the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field or enjoy wine tasting amongst some of the best wine growing fields in the country. Either way, both cities have much to offer and are only minutes away from Napavine.