Woodruff Park


Construction has begun at Woodruff Park

The majority of the park and the restroom is fenced off and closed; however, the tennis courts are open.  This project includes a new sprayground, upgrade to parking and restroom for ADA accessibility, concrete pathways, and a picnic shelter.  Sprayground will open in June 2019.  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).