City of La Center
City Hall
214 East 4th Street
La Center, WA 98629
360.263.2782 | Fax 360.263.5700

Police Department
105 West 5th Street
La Center, WA 98629
360.263.2745 | Fax 360.263.2757

Public Works Dept/Building Div
419 E. Cedar Ave, Suite A201
La Center, WA 98629
360.263.7665 | Fax 360.263.7666
What's New

Don't miss an important event; check our new CALENDAR OF EVENTS webpage or our list of 2014 EVENTS.

OUR DAYS CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND! August 21, 22, 23 and 24.

The La Center Our Days Celebration kicks off with a free concert at Sternwheeler Park Amphitheater Thurs., August 21 at 6 p.m. HIT MACHINE will be performing... Why not stop by the Farmers Market before going to the concert! Then, Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m. is the TWILIGHT PARADE and a free Movie in the Park afterwards featuring "Frozen"! This year's parade theme is "Puttin' on the Ritz." Saturday, August 23, there will be all kinds of fun and food for everyone with music, car show, Kid Zone, Beautiful Baby Contest, Bingo and more. The excitement continues through Sunday, August 24 with Barbershop in The Park. Click here for a complete list of events. Hope to see you there!
For questions and information, please call City Hall at 360-263-2782. Check out the Our Days website here for even more information.


The LA CENTER FARMERS MARKET is open every Thursday 4-8 p.m. through September 11 on Aspen Ave (between 4th and 5th Streets). Click here for the 2014 Vendor Application forms. Please contact Lorraine Williams, 2014 Market Master, if you have any questions at 503-893-5234 or Please note that beginning August 28, the hours of the Market change to 3-7 p.m. through September 11. Visit our Facebook page.


The next meeting of LA CENTER UNITED is Thursday, September 11, 7-9 p.m. (August meeting has been cancelled). Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month in the K-8 Library of La Center Elementary School, 700 E. 4th St. Questions? Contact La Center United via email at or voicemail at (360) 213-8385.

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If you have trouble getting around and would like to have input on transportation systems and your access to mobility, the Human Services Council of Vancouver, WA, has a survey available on line that you can fill out. Click here to take the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Nick Ford, 360-735-5737.


Cowlitz Indian Tribe Updates


2013 Comprehensive Plan Amendments


The City of La Center is now on Twitter. Come Follow Us!


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The City of La Center thanks all of the volunteers and sponsors for making the Centennial celebration memorable

Located east of Interstate 5 at Exit 16, scenic La Center is in north Clark County, Washington, near the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range affording magnificent views of Mount St. Helens. The southern border of the City runs along the picturesque East Fork of the Lewis River. Incorporated in 1909, La Center offers small community living with convenient commutes to Vancouver and Olympia, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

Residents and visitors enjoy an abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities in our rolling hills, unspoiled wetlands and city parks. The La Center Wetlands Stewardship Park is home to Canadian Geese and Tundra Swan who take a rest on their journey along the Pacific Flyway. Sternwheeler Park is our brand-new outdoor amphitheater designed as a great venue for bands, concerts and special events. The 12-acre City of La Center Park hosts a community building, ball fields, play area and a pathway for walking or jogging. Heritage Park, located in the northern part of the City, is a beautiful greenbelt area offering a play area and walking paths. The Elmer Soehl Park also offers respite to walkers and a playground for youngsters.

The General Commercial District consists of businesses and stores including food/fuel convenience markets and video store. Additional restaurants, offering a variety of foods, are located in the four mini-casinos near the General Commercial District.Come and see why La Center is a great place to live!

Please email your comments to: Feedback; written comments may also be mailed to City Hall, at 214 E. 4th Street, La Center, WA 98629. All emails become part of the public record.