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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New in 2022

We're working on plans for another year in the park, as much as things can be planned in these uncertain times. Last year was full of surprises (the good kind) as we hosted many concerts and found more visitors appreciating the safe, beautiful outdoor space we all create together. (For a look at what happened in 2021 check out our video here.)

Now it's time to think about new projects, events, and ideas. We'd love to hear from our community right now: what would you like to see happen? You can send us your ideas using the contact form on this page, or by email 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 11 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

We're working on a schedule of events and activities for 2022. Keep an eye out for announcements, and do let us know what you would like to see happening in the park this year.

Park News & Info