West Bay Park


4 Acres (developed)
13 Acres (undeveloped)


700 West Bay Drive NW

Park History:

The City of Olympia has 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. The Phase I area is approximately 4 acres.

Park Status:

West Bay Phase I construction is complete and the park is open.  The City celebrated the Grand Opening on July 14, 2010.

The City 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. To learn more about Rotary Point and how to make a donation or volunteer, visit www.rotarypoint.info.

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