La Center celebrated the centennial anniversary of incorporation in 2009 and was originally founded in the 1870’s as a business center and navigational point on the East Fork Lewis River.

La Center is a very safe small town with the lowest crime rate in Washington State. Residents and visitors enjoy plentiful parks and recreational amenities including soccer and baseball fields, miles of hiking and biking trails, outdoor entertainment at the amphitheater kayaking or canoeing on the East Fork Lewis River.

The school system offers exceptional education opportunities boasting small class sizes highly qualified staff and a low employee turnover rate. Continuing education is readily available at many well-respected local regional and state colleges and universities.

While retaining the small town feel La Center is working to expand its commercial and industrial areas. Strong family values are reflected in all aspects of the community.

City of La Center: 360-263-2782