Land Acquisition - Path to 500 Acres

In 2004, Olympia voters passed a funding measure to increase the private utility tax 2% for the purchase of land, development and maintenance of parks.  A goal of the funding measure was to purchase approximately 500 acres of land by 2024.  As of September 2017, the City has acquired 339 acres toward this goal, bringing Olympia's total park inventory to 1,242 acres. 

The 2016 Parks, Arts and Recreation Plan Capital Investment Strategy plans for a new athletic field community park site and 10 new neighborhood park sites to be purchased in the next 10 years.

Park Land Acquired Since 2004

Listing of Park Land Acquired [zippy]

Park Property Year
Acquired
Acres
Evergreen Park 2005 3.99
Olympia Woodland Trail Expansion (Whittiker Parcel) 2005 9.20
8th Avenue Parcel 2006 3.99
Kettle View Park 2007 4.80
Ward Lake Parcel 2007 9.14
West Bay Park 2007 17.04
Grass Lake Expansion (Loete Parcel) 2007 7.97
Heritage Park Fountain Expansion 2007 0.07
Madison Scenic Park 2007 2.21
Log Cabin Road Parcel  2010 2.35
Harrison Avenue Parcel 2011 24.00
Artesian Commons Park  2013 0.20
Olympia Woodland Trail Expansion (Leo Donation)  2013  0.89
Isthmus Parcels  2013 2.34
Grass Lake Expansion (Adjacent to Rite Aid)  2015 21.04
Springwood Drive Parcel (Bowen Donation)  2015 3.19
Olympia Woodland Trail (Cammarano Donation)  2015 2.39
Yew Ave Parcel (Hawthorne) 2016 2.98
Kaiser Woods Parcel  2016 75.00
LBA Woods Parcel (Trillium)  2016 73.89
West Bay Woods Parcel (Wirth)  2016 1.14
LBA Woods Parcel (Bentridge)  2017 59.00
Olympia Woodland Trail Expansion (Thysell Donation)  2017 1.86
Olympia Woodland Trail Expansion (Morgan Donation)  2017 2.57
West Bay Woods Parcel (Floberg)  2017 1.61
Olympia Woodland Trail Expansion (Thurston County Parcels)  2017 6.57
            Total Acres Acquired Since 2004       339.43

 

Funding Measure Fact Sheets 

2004 Parks & Pathways Funding Measure Fact Sheet

2016 Metropolitan Park District (OMPD) Fact Sheet