Volunteers In Parks
The Volunteer In Parks Program offers a variety of ways to get involved. You can show up at an upcoming work party, become a Park Steward or your neighborhood/organization can Adopt-a-Park. Tools, gloves and some refreshments are provided. Please contact Christina Newman or Sylvana Niehuser at 360.753.8365 or by email for more information.
Upcoming Work Parties
Friendly Grove Park - Friday, June 28, 9:30am - 12pm
Park Stewardship will head to Friendly Grove Park for this high spirited weekday work party! Join fellow volunteers in maintenance of paved trails, fence rail repair, and invasive species removal. Friendly Grove Park is located at 2316 Friendly Grove Rd NE. Meet under the covered picnic area near the main parking lot.
Margaret McKenny Park - Saturday, June 29, 10am - 1pm
This work party will follow-up on previous efforts to create and mulch tree circles at the side entrance to the park. Join the team at Margaret McKenny located at 3111 21st Ave SE. Street parking is available. Meet in the large open area near the main entrance to the park.
Yashiro Japanese Garden - Tuesday, July 2, 9:30am - 12pm
Celebrate our nation's independence early by joining the community to beautify one of Olympia's most unique parks! Yashiro Japanese garden is conveniently located close to downtown at 1010 Plum St SE. Volunteers will meet inside the garden near the entrance off the main parking lot.
*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.
The Parks, Arts and Recreation Department would like to thank the following individuals for volunteering their time and efforts this month to help maintain and beautify our parks.
Mission Creek Nature Park - Sean Conant, Ann Torpie, Robyn Cloughley, Dale Lormor, Robert Huffine, Richard Huffine, Chris Sullivan, Roberta Woods, and Wendy Gerstel.
Dylan Sheffels, Pat Leonard, and Micah Fankus.
Priest Point Park - Dale Lormor.
Yashiro Japanese Garden - Dylan Sheffels, Pat Leonard, and Micah Fankus.
Priest Point Park - Daniel de Jesus, Daniel Watson, Matthew Ross, Emily Bloom, Sean Conant, Regina Ballew, Duncan Moreland, Elijha Simpson, Slexis Beatty, Davin Johnson, Mack Joss, and Autumn Barker.
Decatur Woods Park - Sean Conant and Tristin James.
Margaret McKenny Park - Evelyn Nearhood, Elijah Nearhood, Emily Nearhood, and Sean Conant.
Priest Point Park - Tyler Rangler, Nicki Johnson, Kerry Hammond, Ben Bossard, Devon Miskimens, Elijha Simpson, Josh Woodson, Barb Kirchmeier, Kirstin Parrish, William Montello, Kevin Hoom, Tim Feulner, Carole Layton, Patty Pierson, Rachel Pierson, Erika Wallace, Jake Nixon, Arianna Afshar, Kris Carrithers, Jacob Hastings, Shayne Geiger, Noah Sanduig, Wyatt Johnson, Corey Connors, Michael Gorvalis, Sarah Blue, Moriah Roedell, Hari Nath, Collin LaBranche, Austin Pannkuk, Duncan Malone, John Hutchinson, Charles Pham, Jessica Nurmi, Andrew Caudvan, Charlie Merth, Kendall Medina, Allen Mote, Dana Geswell, Sitara Nath, Sarah Norman, Dominic Niehauser, Haley Warren, Jack Niehuser, Kurt Playstead, Grace Playstead, Jacob Playstead, Jonathon Turlove, Bob Kirchweier, Alaka Lindsey, Alison Wyckoff, Jessica Groven, Emmatt Kelley, Chase Zarate, Lauren Zinke, Nikki Bennington, Natalie Weissenberger, Tara McQueen, Palen Fenton, Anya Dickinson, Mario Baroga, Cameron Zinke, James Murphy, Penny Michel, Makaela Carlton, Jocelyn Ayres, John Corey, Roberta Woods, Andrew Shoemaker, Evelyn Nearhood, Emily Nearhood, Ben Monroe, Rachael Moran, Max Dunlap, Trent Edwards, Shea Kelly, Kathleen Alviar, Sophie, Ian Shopland, Ray Nearhood, Elijah Nearhood, Oren Hendrix, Shannon Kimminau, Kiersten Kimminau, James Colasurdo, Jose Contreras, Sylviann Baldwin, Micah Frankus, Keith Hughes, Davin Johnson, Hannah Spencer, Joseph Igee, John Hutchinson, Daniel Watson, Jon Perez, Adam Campbell, Devon Heller, Gary Wilburn, Marissa Collins, Tim Xia, Jay Xia, Ben Bishop, Rose McDonald, Jaijoon Brown, Dylan Sheffels, Patrick Leonard, Gabriel Silva, Roselyn Reimsey, Arun Kumar, Eshaan Kumar, and Collin Courter.
Volunteer hours 2013: 2,718.5 Number of volunteers 2013: 922
Volunteer hours 2012: 5,468.5 Number of volunteers 2012: 1,668