West Bay Park

West Bay Park


4 Acres (developed)
13 Acres (undeveloped)


700 West Bay Drive NW


  • Waterfront
  • Picnic Tables
  • Open Field
  • Kayak/Hand-Held Boat Launch
  • Restroom

Park History

The City of Olympia acquired over 17 acres on the west side of West Bay for a shoreline park and trail. This spectacular site provides outstanding views to the State Capitol, ship canal and Olympic peaks.

A Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Water Access Grant and an Aquatic Lands Enhancement Grant helped to fund acquisition, development and shoreline enhancement. A partnership with local Rotary Clubs resulted in a developed overlook, hand held boat launch and other improvements.

Environmental Clean-up

The City also continues to conduct on-going monitoring of the soils and groundwater, and the site to the south has been fenced to prevent public access as it still has environmental contamination and other hazardous conditions. For more information about the environmental clean up, visit the Department of Ecology's website.

Recreation, Trail & Restoration Analysis Report (2019)

The City has completed the analysis report for West Bay Park. This report documents the research, public input, and progress made during this planning effort.

2019 Report without Appendices (10MB PDF)

Appendices (44MB PDF) 


Park & Restoration Uses and Design Principles

Public Input Meeting
November 15, 2017 - 6-8 p.m.
The Olympia Center, Multipurpose Room
222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia WA 98501
Presentation Slides (17MB PDF)
Park Amenity Voting Results
Public Comments - Public Meeting, Email

Online Survey
November 15-30, 2017
Survey results

Parks & Restoration Alternatives Development

Public Input Meeting
January 17, 2018 - 6-8 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers
601 4th Ave E, Olympia WA  98501
Presentation Slides (8MB PDF)
Design Principles
Design Principles Voting Results
Trail Alignment Voting Results
Public Comments

Online Survey
January 18 - February 1, 2018
Survey results