Parks, Arts & Recreation Plan

Community Park Suitability Assessment is now available.

We encourage you to check back regularly for up-to-date information on the PAR plan process and opportunities to provide feedback.

It's time to update the Parks, Arts and Recreation Plan!

The City of Olympia is updating its Parks, Arts and Recreation (PAR) Plan and needs your input.  The City’s outreach effort will begin with a series of eight neighborhood meetings where citizens will have a chance to share their vision for the future of parks, arts and recreation in Olympia.  This is your chance to share what you feel is the greatest parks, arts or recreation need in your neighborhood and in your community. 

Neighborhood Meetings

Find your neighborhood meeting below.  If you are unable to attend that meeting, join a neighboring meeting. 

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Wildwood, Governor Stevens,

Wed, 11/12/14
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Olympia High School Library
1302 North St. SE

Use North St. Entrance


Mon, 11/17/14
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Knox Building Boardroom
1113 Legion Way SE

South Capitol

Thurs, 11/20/14
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Lincoln Elementary
213 21st Ave SE


Mon, 12/1/14
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Washington Middle School
3100 Cain Rd. SE


Wed, 12/3/14
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Jefferson Middle School
2200 Conger Ave NW


Wed, 12/10/14
6:30 - 8:00 PM

McKenny Elementary School
3250 Morse-Merryman Rd. SE


Mon, 1/5/15
6:30 - 8:00 PM

The Olympia Center
222 Columbia St. NW


Thurs, 1/8/15
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Hidden Creek Community Church
1807 9th Ave. SW

What is the Plan?

The Parks, Arts and Recreation Plan outlines a 10-year vision for parks, arts and recreation.  The plan identities the general location of future parks, open space, and trail systems and includes a capital investment strategy.  The current plan was adopted in 2010.  To remain eligible to receive grants from the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office, an updated plan will need to be adopted by March 1, 2016. 

Next Steps 

  • Neighborhood Meetings – Nov, 2014 – Jan, 2015
  • Community Meeting -  January, 2015
  • Olyspeaks online survey - February, 2015
  • Telephone survey – February, 2015
  • Business Plan – June, 2015
  • Public Meeting to review draft plan  - November, 2015
  • Plan adopted - March 1, 2016

Contact Information:

Have questions or comments, or want to be notified by email of upcoming events, contact:  

Jonathon Turlove, Associate Planner