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 Parks, Arts & Recreation Department will use this grant to build a sprayground at Woodruff Park, on Harrison Avenue Northwest in Olympia. The City also will remodel the park restroom and utility building, adjust the landscaping, build a covered picnic shelter, add paths and parking accessible to wheelchairs, and install seating, irrigation, and park furnishings. The renovation will relieve the city’s sprayground at Heritage Park Fountain, which was not designed to accommodate the amount of use it receives on hot summer days. This will be the first of several neighborhood spraygrounds across the city. Letters of support have been received from the Olympia School District, the Olympia Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, the Northwest Neighborhood Association and a nearby child care center. Olympia will contribute $446,380.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Olympia Parks, Arts & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 446380 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Board Preliminary Approved 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.