Woodruff Park

Woodruff Sprayground is Now Open!

The new sprayground and picnic shelter at Woodruff Park are now open daily from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. The sprayground will remain open until Labor Day (September 2). Overflow parking is available at Garfield Elementary during the summer. Please note that the picnic shelter cannot be reserved at this time. Please be considerate and share the space with other visitors to the park. 

Size

2.38 Acres

Location

1500 Harrison Avenue NW

Park Features

  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Tables
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Grass Volleyball Court
  • Restrooms
  • Seasonal Sprayground (Open Memorial Day to Labor Day)

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, upgrades to parking and restroom for ADA accessibility, asphalt pathways, and a picnic shelter were completed in Summer 2019. The City was successful in receiving a $446,380 matching grant from the Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office (RCO) for this project.

We are currently in the design phase for upgrades to the tennis courts. Improvements will involve replacing the existing courts with two new tennis courts and four new pickleball courts, as well as new fencing and pathways. The goal is to have this work completed by Spring 2020. This project is funded through our Capital Asset Management Program (CAMP).