Woodruff Park


Phase 1 Construction at Woodruff Park Complete

Phase 1 of the construction project at Woodruff Park is now complete. New features include a seasonal sprayground, upgrades to parking and restroom for ADA accessibility, concrete pathways, and a picnic shelter. Tennis and pickleball court improvements are expected to be complete by Spring 2020.

Questions?  Contact Jake Lund, Project Engineer, at 360.753.8152 or jlund@ci.olympia.wa.us



2.38 Acres


1500 Harrison Avenue NW

Park Features

  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Tables
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Grass Volleyball Court
  • Restrooms
  • Seasonal Sprayground (Open Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Park History 

This westside park is named after Sam Woodruff who was born in China in 1858. He returned to Olympia and made his living as a printer and bookseller. Woodruff was one of our early developers and conveyed the Woodruff Park land to the City of Olympia in 1892 for $1.00.

Park Improvements

A new sprayground, upgrades to parking and restroom for ADA accessibility, asphalt pathways, and a picnic shelter were completed in Summer 2019. The City was successful in receiving a $446,380 matching grant from the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office (RCO) for this project.  In 2017, three sprayground designs were presented and based on public feedback, Design C was voted the overall winner. View Final Design (2MB PDF)

We will also be upgrading the tennis courts at Woodruff Park to include a new surface, pickleball and tennis lines, and a new fence. The goal is to have this work completed by Spring 2020. This project is funded through our Capital Asset Management Program (CAMP).