Hello Park Pals!
Take a look at what this little corner looked like just four short years ago. For close to 16 years the corner of Harrison and Division was an empty, windblown and garbage strewn flat little plot of land. Development attempts such as a bank, a gas station, a convenience store were tried and failed. A handful of brave individuals decided it would make a better community oasis. Centrally located, the West Central Park has the unique opportunity to serve several neighborhoods that are all within a one mile walking distance. Low density single family neighborhoods surround the Park.
Another unique feature of this Park is that it is not owned or operated by the City, or by any one individual. It is owned by a non profit public charity called The West Central Park Project. The Park is run by a Board of Trustees who are volunteer community members who believe in the Park’s vision of a green, walkable neighborhood, and a resilient, connected community.
To that end and vision, the WCP Board plans and offers myriad opportunities for the community to get involved in the care, upkeep and
enjoyment of the space. Weekly work parties are the number one best and easiest way to get involved with the project. In the winter, from November to the end of February, the work parties are each Sunday from 11-1. The rest of the year from March to October, the work parties run from 10-2. The West Olympia Farmers’ Market will be enjoying another season at the Park starting in mid May. Look for the tent set up info in this weekly news. This is a great opportunity to buy great food in a very sustainable way! Free summer movies are also just around the corner in July and August on Monday nights. The Board is having fun picking this year’s selections but they will be sure to please all comers!
However you choose to be a part of West Central Park it will be a memorable experience for you and your family and a contribution you can make to your community that will last generations.