Ward Lake Master Plan

The City of Olympia began a master planning process for Ward Lake Park in 2011.  In 2012, due to concerns about poor water quality and high development cost estimates, the master plan process was put on hold.    If you are interested in receiving an e-mail informing you of public meetings or documents available for public comment should the master planning process begin again, please e-mail jturlove@ci.olympia.wa.us.

Master Plan Process - Tasks Completed to Date:

  • Public Meeting #1 - Hopes, Dreams, Issues, Concerns (July 14, 2011)
  • Pre-submission Conference with Thurston County and Olympia
  • Development and Examine Master Plan Options
  • Permitting and Mitigation Requirements
  • Traffic Study and Traffic Generation Analysis
  • Estimate of Probable Cost
  • Ward Lake Property Tour  (October 8th, 2011)
  • Release of Draft Concepts (November, 2011)
  • Public Meeting #2 - Feedback on Preferred Concept Plan (August 9, 2012)

Master Plan Process - Tasks yet to be Completed:

  • Revise and Refine Master Plan Concept
  • Public Meeting #3 - Feedback on Master Plan
  • Final Master Plan Refinement
  • City Council Public Hearing and Plan Adoption

Emails Received As of October 10, 2011 (40 KB PDF)   

Materials from 2nd Public Meeting - August 9, 2012

Materials from 1st Public Meeting - July 14, 2011

Baseline Information 

Topographic/Tree Survey (300 KB PDF)

Baseline Characterization: Ward Lake and Ward Lake Park (6.9 MB PDF)


Draft Master Plan 

Draft site plan (4.7 MB PDF)

Photosimulation (2.3 MB PDF)

Cross Section A & B - Upland and Beach Access (3.4 MB PDF)

Cross Section C - Shoreline (1.3 MB PDF)


    Presentation Boards from Consultant Robert W. Droll