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Public Works


Map of Kenneydell Park


Park Hours

9 a.m. to dusk daily.



Kenneydell Park is on the shore of Black Lake, west of Olympia. With access to the lake, large picnic shelters and a cozy lodge, this is a great place to gather. 

  • 40 acres
  • 1,000 feet of freshwater beach
  • Swimming area
  • Athletic fields
  • 2 playground structures
  • Restrooms
  • Nature trails
  • Picnic tables with barbeques
  • Three large picnic shelters with seating for 24-30 people, picnic tables and large barbeque. 

You can also reserve the Kenneydell Lodge. This heated cabin has a meeting space and kitchen. Details below.

  • Tables and chairs for 49 people 
  • Range
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Gas fireplace
  • Sink
  • Counterspace
  • ADA accessible


Apple Map

Google Map

6745 SW Fairview Rd., Olympia, WA 98512

Take Highway 101 off I-5. Exit onto Black Lake Boulevard southbound. Proceed approximately 2 miles, then turn left onto the Black Lake-Belmore Road. Follow the Black Lake-Belmore Road approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto 66th Ave SW. At the sharp curve to the left, 66th Ave SW becomes Fairview Road. Kenneydell Park entrance is 600 feet after the curve on the right.