Kaiser Woods Park Plan

Public Feedback

In March 2019, 578 people completed an online survey about three concept designs for the park. In May 2019, a public meeting was held to discuss the project. Around 200 people attended to provide their input, ask questions and brainstorm ideas. All the feedback we received can be found in the News Feed below.

Critical Areas Assessment

Over the summer, the Parks Department hired a Consultation Firm, SCJ Alliance, to perform a Critical Areas Assessment which included a wetland and hydrology analysis and a geologically hazardous area assessment. After a preliminary site assessment, the Consultant recommended waiting to evaluate the site after hydrology has been present through the wet season. The Consultant will return to the site in late winter to reassess and confirm any changes in hydrology.

We will post the findings from the Critical Areas Assessment on Engage Olympia when it is complete around April of next year.

Access

The Parks Department is still looking into additional parking/access options into the park. We have been in ongoing discussions with various public and private entities surrounding the park. Our goal is to have information to share around the same time we post the findings from the Critical Areas Assessment.

Next Steps

After the Critical Areas Assessment has been updated, we will use that information, combined with the public feedback, to modify the park design. There will be an opportunity for the public to comment on the design once it is complete. This will be the final step before we finalize the design and pursue permits.

We appreciate your patience as we complete the required studies. Thank you again for staying engaged.

Public Feedback

In March 2019, 578 people completed an online survey about three concept designs for the park. In May 2019, a public meeting was held to discuss the project. Around 200 people attended to provide their input, ask questions and brainstorm ideas. All the feedback we received can be found in the News Feed below.

Critical Areas Assessment

Over the summer, the Parks Department hired a Consultation Firm, SCJ Alliance, to perform a Critical Areas Assessment which included a wetland and hydrology analysis and a geologically hazardous area assessment. After a preliminary site assessment, the Consultant recommended waiting to evaluate the site after hydrology has been present through the wet season. The Consultant will return to the site in late winter to reassess and confirm any changes in hydrology.

We will post the findings from the Critical Areas Assessment on Engage Olympia when it is complete around April of next year.

Access

The Parks Department is still looking into additional parking/access options into the park. We have been in ongoing discussions with various public and private entities surrounding the park. Our goal is to have information to share around the same time we post the findings from the Critical Areas Assessment.

Next Steps

After the Critical Areas Assessment has been updated, we will use that information, combined with the public feedback, to modify the park design. There will be an opportunity for the public to comment on the design once it is complete. This will be the final step before we finalize the design and pursue permits.

We appreciate your patience as we complete the required studies. Thank you again for staying engaged.

  • Volunteer Work Party

    15 days ago
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    Join Parks Stewardship staff as we remove invasive English ivy from the wonderful native trees at the entrance to the parcel. The park is located at the end of Park Drive SW, off of Black Lake Blvd SW. Parking is located just inside the park on the gravel road. Meet at the entrance, at the end of Park Dr. SW.

    For all work parties, please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots that can get wet and muddy. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle. An adult must accompany youth under the age of 14...

    Join Parks Stewardship staff as we remove invasive English ivy from the wonderful native trees at the entrance to the parcel. The park is located at the end of Park Drive SW, off of Black Lake Blvd SW. Parking is located just inside the park on the gravel road. Meet at the entrance, at the end of Park Dr. SW.

    For all work parties, please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots that can get wet and muddy. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle. An adult must accompany youth under the age of 14 and all youth under 18 years of age must have an online waiver signed electronically by a parent/guardian, located on the right side of this page. All ages are welcome to participate!

    Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in.

    More information: http://volunteer.olympiawa.gov/need/detail/?need_id=470541
  • Online Survey Results

    6 months ago

    578 people took an online survey to share their feedback on the Kaiser Woods concept plans. View the survey results...

    578 people took an online survey to share their feedback on the Kaiser Woods concept plans. View the survey results...

  • Public Meeting Discussion

    6 months ago

    On May 2, 2019, 198 people attended a public meeting about the project at Olympia City Hall. View the feedback from the meeting...

    On May 2, 2019, 198 people attended a public meeting about the project at Olympia City Hall. View the feedback from the meeting...