Sylvester Park, the state-owned park in downtown Olympia, will be closed on Friday, June 20 starting at 2 p.m. so the organizers of the Capital City Pride Festival can setup for the weekend-long event.
The annual event includes a parade that begins at noon on Sunday, June 22, at the Capitol steps. The parade then heads north on Capitol Way, turns east on Fifth Avenue and then heads south on Washington Street to Sylvester Park.
OLYMPIA – Tomorrow evening, three teams of architectural design and construction professionals will present to the public their proposals for a new state-owned office building planned for the block at 1063 S. Capitol Way in Olympia.
The Department of Enterprise Services will host the open house on Wednesday, March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Office Building 2 auditorium, 1115 Washington St. S.E., Olympia.
On Sept. 7, melted, dripped candle wax was discovered over an extensive area of the granite base and steps of the Winged Victory Monument — the west Capitol Campus memorial that honors Washington citizens who served in World War I — leaving behind oil stains on the stone.
On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Department of Enterprise Services will oversee a temporary electrical shut off to most buildings on the west Capitol Campus.
The scheduled power outage will begin at about 7 a.m. and end around 5 p.m. and is being done to support the repair and replacement of aging utility infrastructure beneath Sid Snyder Avenue. The utility project started in August and closed Sid Snyder Avenue from Capitol Way to Cherry Lane near the Legislative Building. The project is expected to continue into November.