Woodruff Park


Construction at Woodruff Park

This project includes a new sprayground, upgrade to parking and restroom for ADA accessibility, concrete pathways, and a picnic shelter. The majority of the park and the restroom is fenced off and closed; however, the tennis courts are open. Construction on the Sprayground and updated park shelter is almost complete. We expect to open the Sprayground in mid-July, once we have completed testing of the treatment system and have received approval from the Department of Health. Project Site Plan (4MB PDF)   Sprayground Design (2MB PDF)

Questions?  Contact Jake Lund, Project Engineer, at 360.753.8152 or jlund@ci.olympia.wa.us

Woodruff Park



2.38 Acres


1500 Harrison Avenue NW

Park Features

  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Tables
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Restrooms

Park History 

This westside park is named after Sam Woodruff who was born in China in 1858. He returned to Olympia and made his living as a printer and bookseller. Woodruff was one of our early developers and conveyed the Woodruff Park land to the City of Olympia in 1892 for $1.00.

Park Improvements

A new sprayground, upgrade to parking and restroom for ADA accessibility, asphalt pathways, and a picnic shelter will be constructed by Summer 2019. The City was successful in receiving a $446,380 matching grant from the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office (RCO) for this project.  In 2017, three sprayground designs were presented and based on public feedback, Design C was voted the overall winner and will be installed. View Final Design (2MB PDF)

We will also be upgrading the tennis courts at Woodruff Park to include a new surface, pickleball and tennis lines, and a new fence. The goal is to have this work completed by Fall 2019. This project is funded through our Capital Asset Management Program (CAMP).