West Central Park

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

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
Raised beds
Luminary Concert
HUNGER WALK

West Central Park is supporting Thurston's Hunger Walk - an annual fundraiser to help 3 local agencies (Community Kitchen, Meals on Wheels and the Thurston County Food Bank) who are struggling - due to staff layoffs and covid concerns - to get food to those in need. 

Read more here.

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!

Join us

Our weekly Sunday work parties are a chance to meet friends and neighbors, spend time outside, and tend to the park. We are following safety guidelines including social distancing, masks, and cleaning our tools. Join us every Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm.

 

We also have lots of interesting projects from helping with social media and web posts to applying for grants and developing new educational programs.

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

Like most Thurston County community organizations and venues, during the Covid-19 emergency we have had to put all our concerts and events on hold. We'll bring the Calendar back when we are able to safely host community events.

Park News & Info