Projects

Annual Picnic

The Eastside Neighborhood Association sponsors a picnic during a Saturday of each August at Lions Park on 7th and Wilson. We typically provide a “main course” and beverages. Check the ENA Calendar for the date and time of this years picnic.

Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale

The ENA helps to promote and co-ordinate an annual neighborhood wide garage sale. Started in 2012 it has grown to include over twenty plus households each year. You are always welcome to add your own household to this event!

Check the ENA Calendar for the date and time of this years garage sale.

Thurston County Food Project

The Food Project is a revolutionary way to collect food: It’s a donor drive, not a food drive. Instead of asking for one-time contributions of food, our volunteers (Neighborhood Coordinators) enlist their neighbors to become long-term Food Donors.

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Dog Waste Bag Stations

In 2014 the ENA installed Dog Waste Bag Stations throughout the neighborhood. There are still opportunities to host a station or donate to their restocking.

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Legion Way Trees

Legion Way is a beloved canopied streetscape that was planted on Armistice Day in 1928 as a living memorial to honor local veterans. Today’s canopy is composed of Red oaks, Pin oaks, and Sweetgums, some of which tower 90 feet above the street. The canopy provides a shady corridor, wildlife habit, and an incredible array of environmental benefits.

Gardening

The ENA supports all kinds of gardening, both as beautification and for food. If you’re interested in our garden-related activities, let us know! We’ve held several garden tour walks with neighborhood gardeners sharing their successes. Let us know if you’re interested in organizing a future walk.

The ENA is proud to support the Madison-Avanti Giving Garden, located on the grounds of Madison School. We encourage you to volunteer or donate. (Visit their Facebook group.)

In the long term, we hope to encourage or develop more community gardens in the neighborhood.

Graffiti

It can be difficult to successfully prosecute a graffiti case unless someone actually witnesses the crime in progress so make sure to report suspicious activity. You can call the Olympia Police Department on their non-emergency line at (360) 704-2740. This truly is a crime that the public can help fight by keeping neighborhoods free of graffiti and reporting suspicious activity.

Olympia Municipal Code
City of Olympia Graffiti Information Flyer

The ENA supports graffiti reporting and cleanup; please report graffiti using the contact information below.

Graffiti Cleanup Contact Information:

  • Signs, City property – Public Works at (360) 753-8588
  • City parks – Parks, Arts, and Recreation, at (360) 753-8380
  • Waste/recycle carts WasteResources at (360) 753-7368
  • PSE power boxes – Puget Sound Energy at (888) 225-5773
  • Qwest boxes – Qwest Repair Services at (800) 573-1311
  • Private property – owner is responsible for clean up