Parks, Arts & 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, and is the result of many hours of hard work by staff, Council members, advisory committee members, and residents, all of whom took the time to share their vision of Olympia. 

Some of the highlights of the plan include the reconstruction of Percival Landing and the development of West Bay which will provide opportunities for OPARD to be at the forefront of urban waterfront renewal and enhanced public access to Olympia’s waterfront.  The development of Ward Lake swim beach will provide Olympia with its first freshwater swimming opportunity and culminate many years of planning.  When this plan is fully implemented, Olympia will have off-leash dog parks, community gardens, an off-street walking connection program, increased programming in parks, land for an art center and two new community parks. 

Complete Plan:  

 Parks, Arts and Recreation Plan (32.9 MB) 

By Section:

If you do not have access to a printer, local copy and print businesses can download and print hard copies of the files from this website. There is also a copy at the Olympia branch of the Timberland Regional Library.

If you are using a Macintosh and having problems opening the above documents, these troubleshooting steps may help.

For questions or comments related to the Plan, please contact:

Jonathon Turlove, Associate Planner
360.753.8068
Email