Yelm Highway Community Park

 

Yelm Highway Community Park Master Plan 

The City is embarking on a master planning process to develop a design concept to guide future park development at 3323 Yelm Highway. The master plan will incorporate active and passive recreational amenities, preservation and protection of critical areas, and integration of public art into the design. In order to meet a longstanding community need for dedicated rectangular fields in Olympia, this park will likely include rectangular fields in the first phase. For more information on the master plan process, go to our project page on Engage Olympia.

Public Meeting - You're Invited!

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Where: Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Ave E

If you can’t make the meeting, the conceptual designs and survey will also be available online at Engage Olympia from February 27 - March 22.

Future site of Yelm Highway Park

Size

86.25 Acres (undeveloped)

Location

3323 Yelm Highway

Park History

In 2018, the City of Olympia purchased this property from the Zahn family for a future community park. The Zahn family owned the property for three generations and after no longer farming the land themselves, leased the fields to Spooner Berry Farm.

Approximately 60 percent of the property currently consists of fields used for strawberry production. A berry stand and gravel parking area are located at the north end of the property along Yelm Highway. Much of the southern half of the property is wooded.

Community Park Master Plan

The City is embarking on a master planning process to develop a design concept to guide future park development in a phased approach. The master plan will incorporate active and passive recreational amenities, preservation and protection of critical areas, and integration of public art into the design.

In order to meet a longstanding community need for dedicated rectangular fields in Olympia (see Parks, Arts and Recreation Plan, pg. 71-74), this park will likely include rectangular fields in the first phase.

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