The corner of Harrison Avenue and Division Street is one of the central intersections of West Olympia. It sat untouched for many years after old Rowland Lumber Company building was torn down in 1997.

Over the years, multiple commercial buyers attempted to develop the site only to fail for a variety of reasons. When our founder, Alicia Elliott, first got the vision for this project, she saw a lush, pedestrian park that would allow for a creative and beneficial use of this vital corner. And thanks to the support from the local community, that vision has become a reality!

The West Central Park Project is now committed to maintaining a walkable neighborhood and a resilient, connected community. We believe that having a beautiful space for the neighborhood to enjoy will enhance both the community and the economy surrounding it. And we wholeheartedly hope that YOU will join us in creating and sustaining this vital space for generations to come!

Tucker Petertil

As an artist and writer, I work alone a lot, it’s nice to work with others on a common goal like the greening of this Park. I’m a pretty rudimentary gardener but I love to eat right from the earth and The West Central Park, especially in the spring is a great showcase of gardening action and knowledge. It’s a great place to share tips and wisdom and it’s been great to learn so much from the gardening gurus here. I’d love to see more people involved with this place. [read more]

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