The Olympian Editorial praised the Foundation

Posted on December 24, 2013

Park Foundation kicks off its public campaign

The Olympian – December 23, 2013

YAY: $100,000 FOR PARK

Congratulations to the Olympia Capitol Park Foundation for raising the first $100,000 of its $400,000 goal to develop a public space on 2.3 acres of the currently blighted isthmus property. Jerry Reilly, chair of the group, says fundraising has so far been conducted on a person-to-person basis. But the group plans to use the publicity from the $100,000 presented to council last week as the kickoff for its large-scale public campaign to raise the remaining $300,000.

The park group wants the city to start removing the derelict buildings on the property to “perfect the views to and from America’s most magnificent capitol campus setting.” This is a great start. We urge all those who supported the isthmus to make a gift to the effort.