Report Aggressive Solicitation

Amy Stull, Police Community Programs
[email protected]
Olympia Police Department

On Sept. 13th at about 4 PM

Officer Hurd contacted a subject aggressively marketing magazines and harassing residents in the 2200 block of Vista St SE. A solicitor’s license is required in Olympia for this sort of activity. The subject was advised he could not conduct sales without a license. Aggressive magazine sales people seem to be an annual problem.

We ask that you call dispatch if you have an experience with anyone conducting this business who acts inappropriately. The magazine sales could be fraudulent or the person could be casing the neighborhood for future criminal activity.

City of Olympia | Police Department
Neighborhood Crime Mapping |

Names sought

—— Forwarded Message
From: Jonathon Turlove
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 14:24:44 -0800

To: Dear Neighborhood Association President/Vice President,

Conversation: Names Sought for Three Olympia Parks

Jonathon Turlove > [email protected] < Senior Program Specialist Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation 222 Columbia St. NW Olympia, WA 98501 360.753.8068 The City of Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is seeking suggestions for permanent names for three undeveloped parks: 1. A 37-acre neighborhood park/open space at 1500 Fir St NE between Ethridge & Pine Avenues 2. A 4-acre future neighborhood park at 3111 21st Ave SE adjacent to the Marie's Vineyard subdivision 3. A 2.32-acre future neighborhood park at 2415 Burbank Ave NW adjacent to the Deer Run Apartments The attached flyer has a map of all three park sites as well as all of the information on how to submit suggestions. Please pass on this information to your neighbors - this is a great way to play a small role in Olympia's history. Thanks! 3 parks where name sought
This email and any response may be subject to public disclosure.


Reservations are now being taken for two-hour neighborhood wood chipping events.

Chipping events are open to groups of four or more single-family households that are on City of Olympia garbage service. The number of events is limited: first come, first served.

Contact Ron Jones at Olympia Waste Management, (360) 753-8509, email: [email protected].
See the news release for more info.


Saturday, March 3, 9:00-Noon, Friendly Grove Park, 2316 Friendly Grove Road.

Olympia’s Volunteers in Parks program is seeking volunteers to help remove harmful exotic species from the edge of an important wetland at Friendly Grove Park. Here’s more information about this project and how to volunteer.


The City of Olympia is offering three Waterwise Gardening Classes in March. Gardening experts will teach you how to create and maintain a beautiful garden that uses less water and chemicals.

Three different classes will be held on March 13th, 20th and 27th. All classes run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and will take place at the Worthington Center, St. Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE. For more information please call Jim Rioux at (360) 753-8343 or visit the public works events website.

Each class costs $5.00 and Pre-registration is required,. Call Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at (360) 753-8380 to register.