West Bay Park

Olympia, Washington

A great example of partnership between public and private entities to acquire and develop public space on the shoreline.

Great views of Mt. Rainier, downtown Olympia and the port facilities across the inlet.

Local Rotary clubs funded part of the park's development including the kayak launch.

Opened in summer 2010, the park provides shoreline access to Olympia's Budd Inlet between the 4th St. bridge and West Bay Marina.

Please note: This beach has been assigned "Special Status" as it has not been monitored since 2011.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
1°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

West Bay Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

West Bay Park

Olympia, Washington

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
1°C
Clear

A great example of partnership between public and private entities to acquire and develop public space on the shoreline.

Great views of Mt. Rainier, downtown Olympia and the port facilities across the inlet.

Local Rotary clubs funded part of the park's development including the kayak launch.

Opened in summer 2010, the park provides shoreline access to Olympia's Budd Inlet between the 4th St. bridge and West Bay Marina.

Please note: This beach has been assigned "Special Status" as it has not been monitored since 2011.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

West Bay Park is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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