Capitol Volkssport Club
Olympia, WA

CVC Year Round Event - Lacey College and Park Walk

Saint Martin's tree walk
Saint Martin's University
Redwinged Blackbird in the rushes
Geese at Saint Martin's Pond

Event: Lacey College and Park Walk

ESVA Challenges: 39 Counties Second Edition - Thurston County, Restaurants (American, Italian), Womb To Tomb

AVA Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post Offices

AVA Sanction#/Distance/Rating: 106693 2017/Y0950 - 10K with 5K & 20K options - Rated 1B

Description: Lacey was originally called Woodland after settlers Isaac and Catherine Wood, who claimed land there in 1853. The small settlements of Woodland and Chambers Creek consolidated into Lacey in the 1950s. Walk explores, St. Martin University campus, along a paved trail to a lake and surrounding area. 5K takes you by a lake and community park and through the historic area of Lacey. 20K takes you through the Lacey business district, Panorama City and Wonderwood Park.

Roads diverged in a wood
Historic Catholic Cemetery Gates
A trailside pond
Woodland Creek Bridge

Start/End Location: Safeway Food & Drug, at 6200 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey

Driving Directions: From I-5 Northbound and Southbound: Take Exit 109. Northbound: Turn RIGHT on Martin way. Southbound: Turn LEFT on Martin Way. Continue east on Martin Way to Carpenter Road, then turn RIGHT. Safeway is on the LEFT at the NE corner of Carpenter Rd. and Pacific Ave.

Start/Finish Times: Daily - 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Accessability/Amenities: Not possible for strollers or wheelchairs. Pets are NOT allowed on the grounds of St. Martin's College (a recent change, as they have been in the past), although they are allowed on the other parts of the walk. Restrooms are at the start point and in various locations en route.

Point of Contact: Barb Malone at 360-485-3693 or via e-mail to

Starting Point: Safeway Food & Drug at 6200 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey
Come Walk With Us!