Parks, Arts & Recreation Plans and Studies


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.

Feasibility Study without Park Maps (1.26 MB PDF)

Feasibility Study with Park Maps (21 MB PDF)

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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
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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.

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Olympia Woodland Trail Feasibility Study

The Olympia Woodland Trail Feasibility Study was completed in December 1998.


Executive Summary and Table of Contents


Trail Segment Analysis

Trail Segment 1

Trail Segment 2

Trail Segment 3

Trail Segment 4

Trail Segment 7

Indian Creek

Trail Crossings



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Olympia Woodland Trail Master Plan

The Olympia Woodland Trail Master Plan was completed July 20, 1999.

Cover and Table of Contents



Managerial Direction

Design Direction

Implementation Strategies, Schedules and Priorities


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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)

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Contacting Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation (OPARD):

  • Physical Address: 222 Columbia St. NW
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1967, Olympia, WA 98507
  • Phone: (360) 753-8380
  • TTY: (360) 753-8270
  • Email: OPARD
  • OPARD home page