GROW THE PARK Work Parties

Come help keep the West Central Park looking lovely with gardening, pruning, litter pickup, bird and bee house painting, and much more. More info at westcentralpark.org!

WHEN: Every Sunday

March thru October: 10 am to 1pm

November thru February: 11am to 1pm

Past Happenings

Grand Re-Opening at 1909 Harrison!

Grand Re-Opening at 1909 Harrison!

It’s been over a year now since both the Park Side Cafe and The Rolling Pin had to close their doors to in person customers with the onset of the pandemic. While both shops have greatly adapted to the changes in order to continue serving customers, they sure have missed welcoming in the community in…

The Rolling Pin Grand Opening

The Rolling Pin Grand Opening

We are so excited to announce the opening of our newest block business member, The Rolling Pin! It’s a fun and unique retail kitchen shop featuring cutlery, utensils, books, bakeware, and so much more. From hand-made artisan tools to ingenious modern gadgetry, we’re here to help you stock your dream kitchen! Open daily from 10am…

Park Side Cafe & Summer Concert Kickoff

Park Side Cafe & Summer Concert Kickoff

We are SO excited to announce the grand opening of The Park Side Cafe! The doors officially open on Monday, July 15th at 7am. But if you can’t wait that long, you can get a small taste of what’s to come if you stop by on Saturday July 6th between 12pm and 9pm during the…

Join Us for Tea… in Wonderland!

Join Us for Tea… in Wonderland!

Our friends at The Marie Bed and Breakfast would like to invite you to attend the first in a series of ‘Classical Literature Parties’ to be hosted at the historic inn! The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is a family friendly event inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. First published in 1865, the stories of…

December at the Center

December at the Center

December is just around the corner now and if you’re looking for some family friendly fun this winter, come see what’s happening at the West Central Park Neighborhood Center! We’ve got a holiday food drive throughout the month of December to help support the Thurston County Food Bank, several opportunities to explore The Marie Bed…

Fall Harvest Fest | WCPNC

Fall Harvest Fest at the Marie

If you’ve been curious about what The Marie Bed & Breakfast has to offer, if you’re interested in historical homes, eating local, community celebrations and good company, come on down to our open house and let’s usher in the autumn together! Join us for our Fall Harvest Fest! Saturday, September 22nd from 11 am – 4…

The Marie Bed & Breakfast

Introducing the Marie Bed & Breakfast! Open house June 16 & 17!

After much anticipation, we are very pleased to announce the official opening of The Marie Bed & Breakfast! This weekend, the Marie will open its doors for a public open house. Come see inside the renovated main house, peek inside the new cabins, and enjoy the newly landscaped outdoor living spaces! They will be open…

The Marie B&B | WCPNC

Spring in the Air: March 2018 Project Updates

Hello neighborhood friends! Spring is finally starting to show here in the great PNW! We’ve been working up a storm over here at the WCPNC these past few months. The Park Side Cafe is making great progress and we’re slated to open in late summer. We’re also nearing completion on one of our big projects:…

Winter Food Drive | WCPNC

Winter Food Drive

The West Central Park Neighborhood Center and West Central Park Project are teaming up to help feed our community this coming winter. During the month of December, we will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Donations can be brought to the park office, located in the back yard at 135…

The Marie B&B

Hit the Ground Digging!

Fall around The Center this year is turning out to be a beautiful and busy one! As we wrap up the market and events season, we’re shifting gears and hitting the ground digging! The Marie Bed & Breakfast If you’ve driven by 123 Cushing lately, you will have noticed it’s looking pretty messy right now!…

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Fall Gardens & Dance Parties

Happy September Olympia! The leaves are starting to turn orange and the cold months are coming. Here’s a few things happening and coming up this month at the WCPNC! West Central Park Happenings Market season is still going until mid-October, so don’t miss out on all the fall goodies from some of our favorite local…

Movie Madness 2017 | West Central Park Neighborhood Center

Monday Movie Madness 2017

Looking for free family fun this summer? Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and head over to the West Central Park around dusk any Monday in July and August for their annual summer movie series! There was a record turnout on opening night last week with over 60 people attending to watch The Fifth Element. But…

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Market Season & Alley Improvements

Spring is certainly in the air around the West Central Park Neighborhood Center! The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, Sunday work parties are back in full swing, and our favorite local market opens for the season tonight! Alley Improvements With the alley vacation approved with the City of Olympia, we’ve started on our next…

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EVENT: Alley Vacation Public Hearing

HOW YOU CAN HELP Attend the Public Hearing  Tuesday, February 28 7 PM – 10 PM Olympia City Hall 601 4th Ave E Olympia, WA 98501 Send a Letter of Support to the City If you are not able to attend the public hearing but still want to support the alley vacation and petition for the…

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November 2016 Happenings

The Summer season is officially over and we’re moving into Fall at The Center. This includes several big changes for the season to be aware of if you’re planning a visit: The West Olympia Farmers’ Market The market is now closed for the season. They will be opening again in May 2017. Please visit their website…

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Meet the Martinsons

We are pleased to announce the newest business at the WCPNC, Phoebe’s Pastry Cafe on Division! As a small, family owned business, the new location at The Center will be Phoebe’s second cafe in Olympia, serving sweet and savory specialties to passersby. The new Cafe on Division will be primarily a grab and go eatery,…

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A Vision for West Olympia

When the West Central Park Project was started in 2012, founder Alicia Elliott had no idea how much more was in store for the land between Harrison, Cushing, and Division streets. In 2014, with the park finally in full operation, new ideas began swirling for the rest of the block and a vibrant vision for the future was…