Recognized Neighborhood Associations (RNA)

Neighborhood in Olympia

About the Program

Olympia's Neighborhood Recognition Program was started in 1989 as a way to foster ongoing communication between City Government and neighborhood associations. Neighborhoods voluntarily register in the program and all neighborhoods located within the City of Olympia and its Urban Growth Area are eligible to apply.


  • Notification of certain zoning and land use proposals.
  • Ability to apply for up to $5,000 annually in neighborhood matching grants.
  • As needed meetings with City staff and other associations to discuss issues and learn about City programs and services.
  • Free use of City Hall b&w copy machines for neighborhood newsletters. RNA supplies paper. Contact City Hall at 360.753.8314 to arrange time to use the copier.
  • Authorized street closure for up to two neighborhood block parties per year.

Recognized Neighborhoods in Olympia

list of recognized neighborhood associations
Bigelow   FB Kempton Downs
Bigelow Highlands FB Lakemoor Community Club
Burbank Elliott  Merryman Place
Cain Road Area  FB Northeast   FB
Carlyon North  FB Northwest Olympia
Castlewood  Nottingham Community
Cooper Crest  Olympia Downtown (Businesses)
Covenant Court Condominiums  Redwood Estates 
Devon Place South Capitol FB 
Downtown Neighborhood   FB   Southwest Olympia Neighborhood Association
East Bay Drive     The Birches
Eastside Ward Lake Heights
Friendly Village Senior Community Wellington West
Goldcrest  West Bay Drive
Governor Stevens FB Wilderness Property Owners
Greenfield Wildwood
Hidden Creek Woodard Glen
Indian Creek 


Coalition of Neighborhood Associations

The Coalition of Neighborhood Associations is not a City organization but is comprised of neighborhoods and works "to promote and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods by providing a forum to collaborate to achieve common goals." Olympia CNA website


Contact Lydia Moorehead at or 360.570.3746