Neighborhood Resources

This list was developed by Melinda Spencer for the Northeast Neighborhood Association.


All City of Olympia Neighborhood Programs
A comprehensive list of the City's neighborhood resources, including a neighborhood association directory and tips for starting your own neighborhood association. When timely, you can also finds links for Neighborhood Matching Grant information/applications and the Neighborhood Pathways program. Additional frequently-used links follow.


Quality-of-Life Links


Crossroads Program
This program encourages people to create a gathering space for their neighborhood, a place for community interaction and celebrations. An added benefit may be to slow down drivers, making the streets safer for everyone.

Graffiti Abatement
Have a problem with graffiti in your neighborhood? The Public Works Department provides free graffiti removal kits to recognized Neighborhood Associations & Block Watch neighborhoods. To request a kit, call 360-570-3737 or email graffiti@ci.olympia.wa.us


Learn about historic properties in Olympia or about how you can research your own home's history.
Links to walking route brochures are provided here.

Sidewalk Projects
New sidewalks create, complete, and enhance recreational walking routes that link neighborhoods, parks, schools, and trails. The projects identified in the Parks and Pathways program are outlined in the City of Olympia Sidewalk Program Report.


Safety and Police

Block Watch
The City’s website provides links to archived issues of the Block Watch newsletter, but does not tell you how to start your own Block Watch group. Contact Amy Stull at Olympia Police Department Community Programs, 360-753-8049 or astull@ci.olympia.wa.us.

Crime Mapping Service
A *NEW* service is coming soon! The Olympia Police Department (OPD) and its law enforcement partners throughout Thurston County are putting the finishing touches on a program that will allow you to map crime throughout the City, report some types of crime via the internet, request accident reports online, and register your bicycle online.

Traffic Management Program (NTMP)
The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program helps residents address traffic concerns in their neighborhood. Neighbors nominate their street for speed control devices, and work with City staff to plan and build their devices

Vacation Property Checks
The Olympia Police Department Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) offer a vacation check program to the residents of Olympia. This program allows residents to request that VIPS conduct low-level security security checks of their homes while they are away.


Other


Animal Control
Contact Thurston County Animal Control Services to report stray or dangerous animals.

Code Enforcement
Report problems such as trash, debris, overgrown vegetation encroaching the right-of-way, and inoperable and unlicensed vehicles on private property.

Olympia School District

Thurston GeoData Center
This is a great resource to look up property values and records of home sales.

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