“A Public Park for Olympia’s Isthmus”

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.


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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org