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Public Input Workshop #1. July 14, 2011. Agenda. 6:30 – Welcome, introductions 6:40 – Background on the Park Property 7:00 – Q & A 7:30 – Small Group Work What are your Hopes and Dreams? What are your Concerns? 8:00 – Spokesperson Shares 8:20 – Next Steps 8:30 – Meeting Adjourns.

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agenda
Agenda
  • 6:30 – Welcome, introductions
  • 6:40 – Background on the Park Property
  • 7:00 – Q & A
  • 7:30 – Small Group Work
    • What are your Hopes and Dreams?
    • What are your Concerns?
  • 8:00 – Spokesperson Shares
  • 8:20 – Next Steps
  • 8:30 – Meeting Adjourns
30 years of parks plans
30 Years of Parks Plans
  • 1980 – “Develop opportunities for additional salt and fresh water access.”
  • 1985 – [Capital Lake Closed to Swimming]
  • 1985 – “Provide access to all major bodies of water.”
  • 1991 – “Expand public use and enjoyment of shorelines in Olympia.”
  • 2002 – “Acquire additional shore lands for beach access or public recreation upland uses.”
facility priorities
Facility Priorities
  • Waterfront Parks and Trails
  • Nature Walking Trails
  • Neighborhood Parks
  • Environmental Restoration & Wildlife Habitat Enhancements
  • Neighborhood Walking Connections
facilities priorities cont
Facilities Priorities Cont.
  • Energy-saving Improvements to Existing Facilities
  • Rehabilitation of Existing Aging Facilities
  • Freshwater Lake Swimming
  • The Olympia Center
  • Community Gardens
park purchase
Park Purchase
  • 1998 – City Council Goal “Obtain one lake access for swimming”
  • All Lakes over 20 Acres Assessed:

(Bigelow, Chambers, Hewitt, Ken, and Ward)

  • Several Parcels on Ward Lake investigated at that time
  • No willing sellers - effort dropped
  • 2006 - City approached by willing seller
park purchase1
Park Purchase
  • Appraisal, Engineering Study
  • Council direction to purchase this property for swim beach
  • City purchased the park 5/24/2007 with voter approved private utility tax
master planning process
Master Planning Process
  • Consultant now under contract
  • Baseline Inventory/Site Analysis
  • Public Meeting #1 (Tonight)
  • Release of draft concepts
  • Public Meeting #2 – Review and Select Preferred Concept Plan (October)
  • Public Meeting #3 – Feedback on Master Plan (December)
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8.2 Acres Land

1 Acre Water

N

351’ Shoreline

Ward Lake

park access and development
Park Access and Development

Access

  • Limited pedestrian access to upland area beginning January 1, 2012
  • No swim beach access until full park development

Development

  • Without new funding source, likely no funds for full development until 2017

8.2 Acres Land

1 Acre Water

N

351’ Shoreline

Ward Lake

environmental cultural baseline inventory
Environmental/Cultural Baseline Inventory
  • Topographic Survey
  • Shoreline & Underwater Reconnaissance
  • Wetland Delineation/Report
  • Baseline Water Quality Report
  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Tree Survey
site analysis
Site Analysis
  • Ward Lake Characterization Analysis
  • Cultural Resources Assessment
  • Park Management Operations Plan
  • Ward Lake Aquatic Design Considerations
master plan
Master Plan
  • Western WA Swim Beach Tour
  • Public Meeting #1-Thursday, July 11, 2011
  • Pre-Submission Conference w/ Thurston Co. & Olympia
  • Development & Examine Concept Plan Options
  • Permitting and Mitigation Requirements
  • Traffic Study and Parking Generation Analysis
  • Estimate of Probable Cost
master plan1
Master Plan
  • Public Meeting #2 - October
  • Revise & Refine Preferred Master Plan Concept
  • Public Meeting #3 - December
  • Final Master Plan Refinement
  • Graphics and Estimate of Probable Cost
  • City Council Public Hearing & Plan Adoption
questions and answers
Questions and Answers
  • Questions regarding property acquisition, master planning process?
  • Please save comments for small group work.

8.2 Acres Land

1 Acre Water

N

351’ Shoreline

Ward Lake

small group work
Small Group Work
  • Pick a Facilitator/Note Taker
  • Each Person Answers:
    • What are your hopes and dreams for this park? (10 minutes)
    • What are your concerns? (10 minutes)
  • Pick spokesperson and report highlights to larger group
next steps
Next Steps
  • Staff will compile feedback from tonight
  • Consultant will prepare plan concepts
  • Property Tour – Prior to Public Meeting #2
  • Public Meeting #2 – Select Preferred Master Plan (October)
  • Public Meeting #3 – Feedback on Master Plan (December)

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