For all work parties, please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots that can get wet and muddy. Youth under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult and all youth under 18 years must have a signed Waiver and Medical Alert or have a parents' signature on the sign-in roster at the project work site.
Madison Scenic Park
Wed & Fri, August 6 & 8, 9:30am - 12pm
Join us at Madison Scenic Park for this series of work parties to trim back encroaching vegetation, remove invasive species, and paint benches as well as the front entrance sign. Madison Scenic Park is located at 1600 10th Ave SE. Volunteers will meet inside the park up the hill from the small parking lot.
Yashiro Japanese Garden
Wed & Fri, August 13 & 15, 9:30am - 12pm
This downtown oasis need our help! Volunteers will paint the front entrance sign and weed inside the garden to give the space a fresh new look. Yashiro Japanese Garden is located at 1010 Plum St SE. Parking available in a small lot off Plum Street. Meet inside the garden under the event tent.
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic - Priest Point Park
Sat, August 16, 11am - 1pm
Are you a volunteer with Olympia Park Stewardship? Join us! Bring your family to reminisce about past work parties and collaborate on future ideas! Food, drink, and festivities will be provided. Volunteer recognition and awards! Meet at Kitchen Shelter #2 in Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Dr NE. Leashed pets welcome. RSVP by Tuesday, August 12th by calling 360.753.8365
Garfield Nature Trail
Wed & Thurs, August 20 & 21, 9am - 3pm; Mon & Tues, August 25 & 26, 9am - 3pm
Come support Eagle Scout candidates as they improve trail conditions on Garfield Nature Trail! Scouts Michael Schmidtke and Ben Riley will divide the responsibilities of adding timber steps and railings to the start of the trail off Rogers Street. Volunteers will assist in leveling the trail for step installation, backfilling the steps with gravel, and adding supportive railings. The project will span four days, with each scout leading two work days. Join us for a few hours anytime between 9am and 3pm to lend a hand in this formidable endeavor! Meet at the entrance to Garfield Nature Trail at 620 Rogers St NW.
Wed, August 27, 9:30am - 12pm
Join Luke Burns and the garden box owners to spruce up the space around the Yauger community garden! Volunteers will meet at the garden near the end of the parking lot next to Dirt Works. Yauger Park is located at 530 Alta St SW.
Wed, September 3, 9:30am - 12pm
We return to this small ballfield park to help make it a welcoming environment for all to enjoy! Volunteers will paint the front entrance sign and weed surrounding flowerbeds. Stevens Field is located at 300 24th Ave SE. Meet near the front sign at the corner of Washington St and 24th Ave SE.
Sat, September 6, 10am - 1pm
The painting continues as Park Stewardship travels further south in eastside Olympia. Lend a hand in refurbishing the entrance sign to LBA Park and weeding around the front flowerbed. LBA Park is located at 3333 Morse-Merryman Rd SE. Meet behind the sign under the event tent in the large parking lot.