Woodruff Park Sprayground & Picnic Shelter

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

The City of Olympia will use this grant to construct a sprayground at Woodruff Park, located at 1500 Harrison Ave. NW in Olympia. Development will include the construction of the sprayground facility along with the remodel of an existing park restroom/utility building to support the sprayground. The project will also include construction of a covered picnic shelter, accessible walkways and accessible parking. Other elements include perimeter seating, utility relocation, irrigation and landscaping modifications and park furnishings. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be active aquatic and local park outdoor recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Olympia City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 446380 Applicant Match: 446380 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1382

Location Details

From the RCO office in Olympia, turn west on 11th Ave. Turn right onto Capitol Blvd., then turn left on 4th Ave. Proceed west across the 4th Ave bridge and through the two roundabouts on each end of Olympic St. From the 2nd (upper) roundabout, proceed west on Harrison Blvd. up the hill, until you pass Eagan's Drive-In on the right. Woodruff park will be on the right. Pass the park and turn right onto Thomas St., and park in the parallel parking spaces on the right side of Thomas Street.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.