There has lately been a lot going on under the surface and behind the scenes of what you see at the corner of Harrison and Division. Board members have been at work completing our 501c3 application, submitting the requirements for an alley vacation, setting our 2014 event schedule, establishing new vendor policies. Also, in other exciting news, check out the discussion of the Harrison/ Division intersection and West Central Park in a Fall 2013 Review by ECONorthwest for the City of Olympia. Read about it on page 23 of their Investment Strategy. http://www.trpc.org/regionalplanning/landuse/Documents/Urban_Corridor_Communites/Toolbox/CRA%20Consultant%20Report%20Oct%201%20Council.pdf
The WCP has recently requested that the City Council initiate our alley vacation, and thereby saving us the $1000 application fee. We are awaiting response from Council. Once the process is initiated, a 2-3 month waiting period will be triggered, to allow for public commentary.
Our event dates for 2014 have been set. Send us an email to get your space reserved in advance! Event dates will also be posted on the website calendar.
Sunday, April 20th: Sunrise Easter Service at the Park sponsored by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Service will begin at 6 am and last about 45 minutes. All are welcome to attend. Limited parking will be available and there will be a shuttle service from the church.
Saturday, June 21st: Second Annual June Jubilee, including artisans and craftspeople from the South Sound region. Sign up now to be a participant!
Saturday, August 16th: Arts and Music Splash, including local artists selling and demonstrating their work and local musicians performing. Reserve your spot now!
Saturday, October 4th: West Central Park Harvest Fest, featuring you and your garden! Local gardeners and farmers will be invited to share, barter and sell their own produce. Sign up now to reserve your space!
And as always, our Sunday Volunteer Work Parties continue to be a direct connection with the park process and our beautiful community. All are welcome to drop in any Sunday from 10-1 and help us maintain our neighborhood oasis. The West Central Park Project thanks you!