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Heritage Park restrooms closed Jul. 29-Aug. 4

Scope and Impact: Heritage Park restrooms will be closed to allow the City of Olympia to complete emergency repair work on a catch basin. The intersection of Water and Legion streets also will be closed during work hours with a detour route in place.

Where: Heritage Park. Other Capitol Campus restrooms remain available at Marathon Park, the Interpretive Center, on East Plaza and in the Legislative Building.

DES receives more than 800 comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Capitol Lake - Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) received more than 800 comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Capitol Lake - Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project. The comment period closed Aug. 29.

Capitol Lake - Deschutes Estuary comment period extended

OLYMPIA – The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is extending the public comment period for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Capitol Lake - Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project through Aug. 29.

DES to take comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Capitol Lake - Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project during July 27 public hearing

OLYMPIA – The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is inviting people to comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Capitol Lake - D

DES seeking buyers for Press Houses on Capitol Campus

OLYMPIA -- DES is seeking buyers to purchase, remove and relocate two residential structures on the West Capitol Campus – the  Carlyon House (201 Sid Snyder Ave SW) and Ayer House (1417 Columbia St SW), commonly known as the Press Houses.

Update on Capitol Campus buildings and services upon state reopening

Several DES services on the Capitol Campus will re-start on July 1 following the statewide reopening.


DES has started considering permits for outdoor events that will occur after June 30 as well as banners on the Capitol Way pedestrian bridge. The agency began issuing permits for all other types of displays on the campus in the spring.

Legislative Building reopens to public July 1

After more than a year, the Legislative Building, commonly referred to as the Capitol Building, is scheduled to reopen to the public July 1. It has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Visiting the campus this weekend? Here’s what you need to know

The state Capitol Campus is popular destination over Memorial Day weekend, with people visiting numerous memorialsDespite the pandemic, 2021 is expected to be no different.

Clarissa Easton named LCM Project Director

Clarissa Easton has joined the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) as Project Director for Legislative Campus Modernization (LCM), a multi-phased project on the Capitol Campus that includes replacing the Irving R. Newhouse Building, replacing or renovating the Joel M. Pritchard Building, and renovating the third and fourth floors of the John L. O'Brien Building.

Capitol Lake Pedestrian Bridge temporary closure on May 5

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) will temporarily close the Capitol Lake Pedestrian Bridge near Marathon Park on Wednesday, May 5 between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. to repair damaged decking boards.

Three decking boards were damaged by vandalism that occurred the night of May 2. The bridge will remain open to the public until the repair begins on May 5. The impacted area has been covered and sectioned off for pedestrian safety. Signs are posted on each end of the bridge to alert visitors of the upcoming repair and temporary closure.