West Bay Park


4 Acres (developed)
13 Acres (undeveloped)


700 West Bay Drive NW  

Restoration and Park Master Plan:

Late summer 2017, the City will launch a process for developing the West Bay Restoration and Park Master Plan. The project will create an inspiring waterfront park and a restored shoreline that seamlessly and creatively integrates a waterfront trail, recreational amenities and reestablishment of the functions and values of the shoreline environment. 

Park History:

The City of Olympia acquired over 17 acres on the west side of West Bay for a shoreline park and trail. This spectacular site provides outstanding views to the State Capitol, ship canal and Olympic peaks.

A Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Water Access Grant and an Aquatic Lands Enhancement Grant helped to fund acquisition, development and shoreline enhancement. A partnership with local Rotary Clubs resulted in a developed overlook, hand held boat launch and other improvements.

Environmental Clean-up:

The City also continues to conduct on-going monitoring of the soils and groundwater, and the site to the south has been fenced to prevent public access as it still has environmental contamination and other hazardous conditions. For more information about the environmental clean up, visit the Department of Ecology's website.


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