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Legislative Building roof work to begin

OLYMPIA -- DES will begin work to address water leaks in the four mini-domes and 4th floor roof parapets of the Legislative Building Tuesday, Dec. 8. As buildings get older, their maintenance needs increase. This is apparent in the aging roof system on the historic Legislative Building, which is nearing the end of its useful life and has become more prone to water leaks and other issues.

UPDATE: Capitol Lake lowering on July 14 has been delayed

Work to lower the water level of Capitol Lake on the evening of Tuesday, July 14 has been delayed until further notice. The Department of Enterprise Services planned to lower the Capitol Lake water level Tuesday to support City of Olympia Public Works Department work to install tide gates. A notice will be sent when this work is rescheduled.

If you have questions about the lake lowering, please call (360) 725-0014.


Notice of COVID-19 Purchase Exception

Effective immediately, procurements for goods and services directly related to the state's response to the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) are excepted from competitive solicitation requirements.

Volunteer tour guides and greeters needed at the Washington State Capitol

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is seeking volunteer tour guides and greeters at the state capitol in Olympia.

Training will be provided. Must be 18 years of age, and willing to commit up to four hours a week.

Recruitment is underway for the following positions:

B&G teams spruce up the Capitol Campus for summertime visitors

Workers planting flowers around Tivoli Fountain on the Capitol Campus.

Talk about curb appeal.

In recent weeks, Buildings & Grounds crews have been working hard to spruce up the lawns, landscapes, monuments and other features of the Capitol Campus so that they’ll sparkle for the summer.

Here are some examples of their work.

Work at GA Building to bring intermittent noise impacts week of Jan. 21

OLYMPIA - There will be intermittent noise impacts as crews remove the portico at the entrance of the General Administration Building the week of Jan. 21. Pedestrian traffic will not be affected.

The portico is being removed by contractor A to B Builders in preparation to move a mural by artist Jean C. Beall from the mothballed GA Building to the Helen Sommers Building across the street. 

Department of Enterprise Services Fleet Operations Manager George Carter III honored for driving environmental leadership


Washington state has again been recognized as a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Department of Enterprise Services Fleet Operations Manager George Carter III recently accepted the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) 2018 Environmental Leadership Award.

Glass work scheduled at Natural Resources Building

Workers will begin installing scaffolding at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, inside the rotunda of the Natural Resources Building in preparation for an emergency glass replacement project. 

D.K. Boos Glass of Lacey will perform the work, expected to take place between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Friday, Aug. 10. 

During the project, building tenants can expect construction noise, and limited access to the entrances and exits and curved stairwell in the Natural Resources Building’s south plaza. 

Governor’s Mansion summertime tours available in July

OLYMPIA --Reservations are now available for a special day of summertime tours at the Washington State Governor's Mansion.

The tours are hosted by the Governor's Mansion Foundation, and will be at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 29.

Constructed in 1908, the Georgian-style mansion is the oldest building on the state Capitol Campus. It boasts panoramic views of the city of Olympia, Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Upcoming events at Heritage and Sylvester parks expected to draw big crowds

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued permits for several large events May 19-21 that will be held at parks on the Capitol Campus.  

The events could affect traffic and parking in the area.

Capital City Marathon events May 19 and 20
On Saturday, May 19, organizers estimate that 500 people will attend the Capital City Marathon Kids Run from 4 to 5 p.m. at Heritage Park.