Belfair Christmas Parade Dec. 1

SR 300 detour in place during Belfair Christmas Parade. BELFAIR – Drivers in Belfair will see detours on State Route 300 during the upcoming first annual Belfair Christmas Parade. From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, both directions of SR 300 will be closed between milepost 2.2 and 3.18 in downtown Belfair near the Starbucks and the Dairy Queen. At the closure points, motorists will be directed by flaggers to alternate roads around the parade route.


Elfendahl Pass Road Open

Elfendahl Pass Road is now open to all traffic. (County Road 80610). If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department (360) 427-9670, Ext. 450

November 26, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Olympia City Services

All City offices including City Hall, Olympia Municipal Court, Olympia Probation Services, and The Olympia Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

City Services Provided

  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services.
  • Free Parking: Customers shopping downtown are reminded that they do not need to pay the meter on City-recognized holidays.
  • Parks Open: All forty Olympia Parks will be open from dawn to dusk.
  • Public Works Emergencies: Citizens with a Public Works emergency (drinking water, wastewater, STEP alarms, or transportation) can call emergency dispatch at 360.753.8333.
  • Recycling WILL Be Collected: Regular collection services will be provided to residential and commercial customers.  Remember, crews may arrive earlier than normal on holidays, so set your cart out by 6:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

Intercity Transit
Intercity Transit will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. For more information please visit or call 360.786.1881

November 26, 2013

Urban Greenspace Discussion

The City of Olympia Planning Commission is hosting a series of informational panel discussions on issues related to how our community will grow and develop over the next 20 years. Community members are invited to attend the third in this series, “Urban Greenspace,” on December 9, 2013, at Olympia City Hall, 601 4th AVE E in the City Council Chambers.

Olympia is expected to welcome over 20,000 new residents over the next two decades, and with that awareness comes a need to understand how we can create a denser community while maintaining and enhancing livability. Vital to livability are opportunities to experience the natural environment, so will denser development lead to fewer opportunities for residents to come into daily contact with nature?