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Priest Point Park Olympia

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Priest Point Park
2222 East Bay Drive NE
Olympia
WA
98506
Tel: 360 753 8380

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Priest Point Park has a deep and rich history. Missionaries of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate came to this area in 1848 to minister nearby Indian tribes. The site was claimed as St. Joseph's of New Market and was led by Father Pascal Ricard. Father Ricard and three other priests cleared the land, planted a large garden, built a chapel and operated a school for Indian boys.
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    I fell in love with this park the first time I visited. It is beautiful and quite serene which makes a perfect place for meditating. I found that the grounds are maintained well. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you, Cecilia

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    I was completely turned off by this park. The playground was overcrowded and filthy. The beach/water front smelled atrocious, my kids could do nothing but look at the water unless they wanted to go knee deep in mud. the only good thing about the park was it had a few pretty areas to grill out, and it was very easy to find the exit. I would highly encourage anyone else to go to another park lacey, olympia or tacoma have to offer. I have always had great experiences, this was a complete waste of a saturday.

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    Don't listen to April, the Toys are in great shape compared to most parks and the smell is part of being by a bay which there are a large abundance of sea creatures that live by the shore. The smells are from being by a bay and too me the smell is good because it smells like the puget sound area.If you are that uptight and give a park a bad review for how the nature smells, then you may need to stay at a very generic park where all there is a few toys for kids to play on and nothing else

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    We went to this park and love all the trails. and down at the water is lovely place. The garden is lovely too. We took our dog and we sat down around the picnic area. I am going back again a lovely park to visit. Washington has not failed us yet, we are new to the Northwest.

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    Nice trail and by a lake, nice to walk in but like Watershed a bit more.

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