The West Central Park Neighborhood Center is a community focused space located on the west side of Olympia, WA between Harrison Avenue, Cushing Street, 4th Avenue, and Division Street. We are home to the Marie Bed & Breakfast, Phoebe’s Pastry Cafe on Division, The Park Side Cafe, The Rolling Pin kitchen shop, West Central Park Project, and the Saturday Market at the West Central Park. We’re also the future home to several food trucks and three more retail and community spaces in the near future!
The Marie Bed & Breakfast
The Marie Bed and Breakfast is West Olympia’s premier Victorian themed hideaway, built in 1892, featuring four guest suites and unforgettable breakfasts and hospitality! Historically known as The McIntyre House, it’s one of the finest examples of Queen Anne style architecture in the area.
The Park Side Cafe
The Park Side Café provides a fresh take on plant-based foods. Offering organic, regional, and seasonal foods, they aim to boost local economy, reduce waste, and offer satisfying comfort foods to get you back on-the-go and filled with nutrient dense super foods with a compassionate core!
The Rolling Pin
The Rolling Pin is a fun and unique retail kitchen shop featuring cutlery, utensils, books, bakeware, and so much more. With in-store shopping, a full online shopping experience, and curb-side pickup options, they are here to help you stock your dream kitchen!
Phoebe’s Pastry Cafe
Phoebe’s Pastry Cafe on Division is a delightful little bakery and coffee house offering hot drinks, breakfasts and lunches to go and gourmet pastries, desserts, and cookies. They also provide special occasion cakes including weddings and birthdays, custom cookie platters, cook-at-home dinner meals, holiday specials, and catering services.
The Food Truck Court
Tucked in between the West Central Park and the Park Side Cafe, our food truck court hosts up to three full time food trucks from locally known and loved vendors! Hours may vary from truck to truck so please visit the link below for more detailed hours and information about our current vendors.
West Central Park Project
The West Central Park Project was the first property on the block to be transformed into the beautiful community space we all know and love today! Formed in 2013 as a 501c3 nonprofit, it was started with the goal of creating a green, inviting, multi-use neighborhood common space that would promote resilience and community connection!
Saturday Market at the West Central Park is our seasonal outdoor market featuring local farms and artisan crafters from around the area. Also featured are a wide variety of local musical guests and kids corner activities! The season runs every Saturday, May through September.
Orchard House Flats
Located at 135 Cushing St, the Orchard House Flats is our latest project at the WCPNC. Over the coming year, this property will be transformed into a mixed use site with two residential rental apartments, a new parking lot, a public restroom, and upgrades to our business office! More details coming soon.
Business & Development
The original vision was to create a walkable, vibrant retail center for the surrounding community. And we are well on our way to seeing that vision realized! Founder and CEO Alicia Elliott, along with her team, are currently in the process of restoring seven properties on the block, with four completed and several more to come in the years ahead!
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE WCPNC?
We’re back!!! This week, the Saturday Market team is getting back to work to begin preparations for the 2023 season! Later this week, we will be sending out emails to last year’s vendors and anyone who has already contacted us this year regarding vending. If you would like to be added to that email list,…
After months of planning and waiting, we’re excited to announce that we’ve broken ground on our latest block project located at 135 Cushing Street. In the months ahead, this property will be transformed to add a new parking lot with Truegrid permeable pavers, a public restroom facility, and ADA access to our business office. We…
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