LBA Park and Woods

A 155-acre park with a mix of developed areas for sports and gatherings along with walking trails. There are four miles of primarily flat and maintained trails through an urban forest. The park has an active stewardship group, Friends of LBA Woods, focused on restoration of wildlife habitat and guiding the development of trails through the woods.

Getting There

Take Exit 107 off of I-5 to Pacific Ave SE. Turn right (east) onto Pacific Ave towards Lacey. In ~0.1 mile, turn right onto Fones Rd SE and drive ~0.5 mile. Take the first exit at the traffic circle onto 18th Ave SE. In ~0.1 mile, reach another traffic circle, and take the third exit onto Hoffman Rd SE. In ~1 mile, turn right onto Morse-Merryman Rd SE, and in ~0.3 mile, LBA Park and Woods is on the left.

Park History

LBA, Little Baseball Association, is Olympia's counterpart to youth Little League. In 1974, the park was developed in a cooperative arrangement with the City of Olympia and LBA—LBA donated the land and the city built the facilities. In 2017, the City of Olympia purchased the neighboring LBA Woods properties with the help of grants from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.

Park Amenities

  • Picnic areas, tables and shelters
  • Playground
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Restrooms
  • Athletic fields
  • Running track (0.7 mile loop)
  • Concession stand (summer only)
  • Walking trails

On the Trail

There are four miles of relatively flat trails in LBA Woods with excellent examples of flora and fauna that are native to this area.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft
  • 250 ft
3333 Morse-Merryman Road SE, Olympia, WA
  • see Land Manager
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