Margaret McKenny Park

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4.16 Acres


3111 21st Avenue SE

Park History:

This parcel was purchased by the City of Olympia in 1999. It was purchased to be a future neighborhood park. An Interim Use and Management Plan was implemented in 2008.

The Park was officially named Margaret McKenny Park on January 13, 2009. Margaret McKenny was an Olympia resident who helped lead the effort to save Watershed Park from private development in 1955. She was the founder of "Citizens for the Future" who circulated a petition to save Watershed Park and ultimately took their case to the State Supreme Court. Ms. McKenny was an accomplished naturalist who published many notable field guides for wild mushrooms, wildflowers and birds.

Park Features:

  • Picnic Tables
  • Swing Set
  • Basketball
  • Short Crushed-Rock Trail Loop

Park Accessibility:

A barrier-free compacted, crushed rock trail loops the park.

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