Overwhelming public opinion supports having a public park instead of privately owned high-rise condominiums on the isthmus that connects downtown Olympia and West Olympia. This much beloved strip of land at the southernmost tip of Puget Sound has a great view of the Capitol Building and the Olympic Mountains. The isthmus is in the heart of an area where people love to hang out.
The community struggle to protect this land for public enjoyment turned more positive in July 2011, when Thurston County Commissioners Karen Valenzuela, Sandra Romero, and Cathy Wolfe unanimously offered financial support for the Olympia Capitol Park Foundation’s efforts to buy land for a Capitol/Olympic Vista Park.
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s September 2011 TV program provides background information, brings the community up to date on this exciting civic project, and looks ahead to next steps.
Our guests are three members of the Olympia Capitol Park Foundation: Jerry Reilly, Sarah Segal, Rob Ahlschwede.
For information contact the Foundation’s Chair, Jerry Reilly, at 561 4212 and see www.olycapitolparkfoundation.org
To watch this interview, CLICK HERE.
To read more about it, Program Description — September 2011.