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Heritage Park

City of Olympia

Olympia, Washington
86.26 Acres
Estimated Cost:
$10.7 million
Value Analysis
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The value analysis of Heritage Park, included 46.16 acres of land and 22.1 acres of lake surface. The proposed park project would wrap around the east side of Capitol Lake, providing a pedestrian connection to Percival Landing and the downtown business district of Olympia. Major features of the park consist of a semicircular arc around the lake, a trail meandering through the steep heather slope, extensive landscaping throughout the park, enhancement of the shoreline, and creation of several outdoor gathering spaces. 


MENG Analysis provided a total of 19 proposals yielding a total first cost savings potential of $2,303,000.

Key proposals included:

  • Stop reclamation dumping from shore and use silt curtain to contain sediments

  • Lower wall so construction occurs above water

  • Eliminate excavation below water line

  • In lieu of concrete wall, use gap graded rock slope with geotextile fabric and pip rap toe

  • Focus on obtaining a written agreement from all regulatory, resource, and tribal organizations regarding a Lake Management Plan for Capitol Lake

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