West Central Park

An open, beautiful nonprofit gathering space and garden in West Olympia supporting a resilient, connected community

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Park and chess table
Sunday work party at the Park
Spring and event tents
Special garden workshop
Summer concert
Apple pressing in the autumn
Summer gathering and music
Luminary Concert
Raised beds
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Support Your Park

WE NEED YOUR HELP 

Nearly 10 years ago, a small but determined band of neighbors created a park where another convenience store and gas station were planned. WCP has grown and become a community asset thanks to many volunteers and donors. The number of visitors has steadily increased, especially as Covid made having a safe outside place to meet and gather even more important.

 

 

 

But the past two years have also seriously strained our financial resources. We're asking for your support so we can continue to provide this beautiful green space and all the community-building features it offers, from the Little Free Library and Free Little Art Gallery to summer concerts, events, and a safe place to meet and mingle with friends and neighbors.

Generous community members have created a special fund to pay our musicians, who played without compensation last year. The support we seek now will pay for utilities, porta potties, insurance, and other critical operating expenses needed to keep the park clean and safe. 

Concerts and
Saturday Market
at the Park

 
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Our free concert season has started! See the events calendar posted here -- we expect additions as the season continues so check back frequently.

New this year, the Saturday Market at the Park is a labor of love and energy by a nonprofit group of local community members offering produce and other items from selected local famers and artisans. Information about times, and the vendors for each week, are posted on their website.

Our Mission

The West Central Park Project is 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 hope that YOU will join us in creating and sustaining this vital space for generations to come!

Growing a Park

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.  

 

Our original vision for this project was to build a lush pedestrian park that would allow for a creative and beneficial use of this vital corner. And thanks to the support from our local community, that vision has become a reality.

Park Events & Concerts

Our schedule is filling up with lots of exciting music and other events. Check out the schedule here.

Park News & Info