OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Monarch Sculpture Park is open to the public, dawn to dusk daily!
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 we ask that all visitors adhere to the CDC guidelines of maintaining a social distance of at least 6 feet from all other persons to ensure the safety of everyone. If possible, please bring your own sanitizer during your visit. There is also hand sanitizer *currently* available under the courtyard breezeway next to the park entrance as well as in the sanican nearby on the bike trail. Please sanitize your hands before and after entering the park. Protect yourself, protect your community. Stay safe.
As a primitive park, Monarch Sculpture Park is now walk in and bike in, with no vehicular access to the public on park grounds. There are several locations close by to park on the Chehalis Western Trail and walk the short distance to the park via the trail.
Dogs are welcome but MUST be ON LEASH. Please pick up after your animal.
Many thanks are in order to the various groups and volunteers that made their voices heard about how much this park means to this community. Your participation, hard work, commitment, and financial support over the years have made this possible.
Major restorations are currently underway in the park but we’d love for you to enjoy the grounds and be part of the process as we bring this magical place back to life.
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Monarch Sculpture Park is a contemporary outdoor sculpture park and center for the arts, the grounds are open daily to the public from dawn to dusk.
Located in Thurston County near Tenino, Washington, the park was designated as a primitive park with walk in bike in access from the Chehalis Western Trail. The park will continue its legacy of fine art and sculpture in nature.
Located in the heart of Thurston County prairie lands, just a few miles south of Olympia, Monarch is a part of the Thurston County Bountiful Byways project. its neighbors include the internationally renowned Wolf Haven and the new Great Wolf Lodge.
Tom Yody passed away on May 19 th , 2020. He would have been 77 on June 8 th of
this year. He came to Monarch as a participant in Monarch’s Professional
Residency Program in 2002. For his project, he created a monumental black
painted wood sculpture titled, “Black Beauty.” In 2003, he created “Tesla.” It was
a 10 foot tall work that was interactive with music and dance. Several years later,
Tom returned to Monarch as the Assistant Curator for the park’s gallery. Because
of his extensive knowledge of the history of art and his wide ranging association
with US and Canadian artists, he procured the participation of many professional
artists to exhibit their work in the gallery and on the park grounds. He was a good
friend. He will be remembered for his art, intellect, humor and mercurial
Myrna Orsini, Monarch Park Founder