A Park for Us
A beautiful nonprofit green gathering space in West Olympia supporting a resilient, connected community
While we're all safely maintaining social distancing, we wanted to enjoy the music we've come to love in our free summer concerts. This week we're introducing our virtual concert series Homemade Serenades from Around Puget Sound, featuring specially-recorded video performances by some great musicians. Check out sets from versatile funk/jazz pianist Theo Ragan, master jazz pianist Josh DiStephano, and vocalist Devin Damitio.
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 wholeheartedly hope that YOU will join us in creating and sustaining this vital space for generations to come!
Our weekly work parties are a chance to meet friends and neighbors, spend time outside, and tend to the park. We also have lots of interesting projects from helping with social media and web posts to being on a stage or sound crew for music events. Let us know what you'd like to do! (NOTE: cancelled during Covid-19 quarantine period. Will resume when the Stay Home Stay Healthy order is lifted!)
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.