Outside the state capitol there is plenty to see around the building, and in the parks as well. The grounds of the capitol cover three city blocks, and contain a couple of primary parks. There’s the Wilson park surrounding the capitol building, and across the street is the Oregon State Capitol State park.
Each park has plenty of walking space to check out the many views of the exterior of the building as well as many art installations. Throughout the parks there are sculptures, fountains, memorials, and much more. Across the street in the Oregon State Capitol State Park, there are also walking areas with sculptures along with a great view of the capitol building.