August 17th: Luminary Procession

End of Summer draws near

As I walked the Park today, I saw the first signs that Summer is waning. The first hints that the Park is preparing for dormancy. This was my first year at the Park–I started in February. The Park was asleep but I could still see what it was going to be. It’s been wonderful to walk the Park each day and see new leaves sprouting, new flowers blooming, and new people enjoying the Park.

Then the concerts started and I saw the Park thrive with the community they drew and I want more of that! I want to know what West Olympia wants from their Park. West Central Park is for this community and we want to be what you need. So please tell us, what can we do for you? Soon, we’ll be conducting a short survey to find out specifics but for now, I’ll ask that very broad question.

We’ll take the information we gather and use the Winter months to process, plan, and create. When Spring comes again, we’ll emerge an even better West Central Park!

But for now, Summer is still here and there’s still lots of fun to be had at the Park so come on over, attend a concert, have a picnic, come to a work party, or harvest some fruit and vegetables that the Park has in abundance!

Miriam Villacian
Executive Director

Luminary Procession at the Park

August 17th will be such a fun night — come out and join us! Climate Change starts off the night at 7/7:30pm with eclectic music spanning many genres and countries. At dusk, dance and walk with the Luminary Procession and the lively sounds of Artesian Rumble Arkestra. If you have a luminary, please bring it! Extra luminaries will be available on a first come basis.

Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event!

The West Central Park Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and pays these bands so a suggested donation of $10 is greatly appreciated! You can drop a ten in our bucket at the show or use our donation link.

Want to know about the rest of the Summer’s events? Read about it here!

December Gala

We’ve started our planning for the Gala benefiting the park! Get your fancy clothes together and save the date for Friday, December 13th. We’d love your help planning and making this event a fun and successful one. We’re looking for items for our silent auction. Do you have art, an experience, or skill you’d like to donate for the auction? Let us know!

Sunday Work Parties

Every Sunday, 10am-1pm come to the Park to help pull weeds, clean up, and harvest the gardens. Have a burning gardening question you need answered? Ask Dave, WCP Landscape Chair and Master Gardener. He’ll trade you answers for pulled weeds!

Gardening not your thing? That’s okay! We have lots of other volunteer opportunities!

This week in photos