Woodruff Park

Sprayground open with modified use

As of June 15, 2021, the Woodruff Park Sprayground has reopened for use. Please observe the current COVID-related guidelines for using the facility, as posted at the park. Water play visitors are not required to wear face coverings, but they must stay physically distanced from one another unless they are from the same household or are fully vaccinated.

Size

2.38 Acres

Location

1500 Harrison Avenue NW

Sprayground hours

Open daily from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Memorial Day-Labor Day

Park Features

  • Picnic Shelter (not reserveable)
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Tables
  • Basketball
  • Tennis Courts (2)
  • Pickleball Courts (4) 
  • 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.

The reconstructed tennis courts and new pickleball courts are open and ready for play. Construction was completed in July 2020.

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