Following a process to adopt enforceable restrictions on parking on the Capitol Campus, with an emphasis on Deschutes Parkway, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is implementing changes to parking hours for Deschutes Parkway.
Parking will not be allowed between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. along paved areas of the roadway. A grass and gravel area along Percival Creek will remain closed to parking.
DES greatly appreciates the feedback received during the rulemaking process. Public comment was helpful in bringing further clarity to campus parking and traffic regulations (WAC 200-200). The rule update focused on clarifying DES authority and definitions.
DES also shared an implementation framework for public comment. Implementation is separate from the rule update. Feedback was helpful in refining communication needs and other elements of implementation planning.
Rulemaking began Nov. 6, 2019 and concluded Feb. 19, 2021. When the process began DES was addressing issues with overnight and extended parking on Deschutes Parkway affecting public health, safety and the environment. Overnight and extended parking is not currently occurring.