Parks, Arts & Recreation Plans and Studies

Newly Completed or In Progress

2015 Parks, Arts and Recreation Performance Report

2016 Parks, Arts and Recreation Plan

2014 Percival Landing Condition Assessment 

Olympia Woodland Trail Phase 4 Feasibility Study

Community Park Suitability Assessment


Older Plans and Studies

2010 Parks, Arts and Recreation Plan

The 2010 Parks, Arts & Recreation Plan was approved by Olympia City Council on August 10, 2010. This plan provides a 10-year vision for parks, arts and recreation.

Complete Plan:

Parks, Arts and Recreation Plan (32.9 MB)

By Section:

Olympia Woodland Trail Studies

Grass Lake Nature Park Master Plan

Integrated Pest Management Program

Integrated Pest Management Program is a set of policies and procedures that will guide the use of chemicals in maintaining Olympia's park system. View/Download

Interim Use and Management Plans

During the period between park acquisition and development, the City implements Interim Use and Management Plans for undeveloped parks. Typical improvements include unirrigated play meadows, swings, trails and picnic tables.

Off-Leash Dog Park Feasibility Study

The City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) completed a feasibility study in 2006 to explore the idea of an off-leash dog area in Olympia.

Priest Point Park Major Maintenance Plan

In July 2008, the Olympia Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, the Olympia City Council and the Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Director, Linda Oestreich, approved the 2008-2015 Priest Point Park Major Maintenance Plan. The plan includes a list of major maintenance projects to be performed, the target year and cost estimate

The Plan was prepared as part of the new Condition Assessment and Major Maintenance Program (CAMMP) for Olympia Parks. Condition assessments for all park facilities were conducted in 2008. Projects will be scheduled and funded through the Capital Facilities Program (CFP). Currently, CAMMP is funded at $500,000 annually with $50,000 of that designated for Priest Point Park. Priest Point Park Major Maintenance Plan (pdf)