Downtown Clean Up

Save the date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Enjoy coffee and donuts before starting the clean-up. At 12:15 p.m., enjoy a delicious FREE lunch!

Check-in location is at the back of the Olympia Press Building. Look for signage in the alley behind McMenamin’s Spar Cafe & Bar directing you to check-in through the large orange sliding door.

Contact: Kim Combs: (360) 3357-8948 or


Great community service work!

The Olympia Downtown Association and the Downtown Clean Up Committee coordinate two Downtown Clean Up events each year. Both dates are scheduled the week before the Spring and Fall Arts Walk events organized by the City of Olympia Department of Parks, Arts & Recreation. Volunteers spiff up the downtown by weeding, sweeping, raking, pruning and painting. Approximately 100 to 200 volunteers participate in cleaning up our downtown twice a year. Business owners and staff, service organizations and clubs, religious organizations, financial institutions, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and students together with city, state and federal employees (Joint Base Lewis McChord Army Base participates every year) regular citizens and families all join in to clean up downtown.

The Parking and Business Improvement Area (downtown ratepayers) designate part of their budget to sponsor these Clean Ups. This sponsorship enables us to purchase equipment, supplies, promotion and marketing, coordination and staffing, refreshments and free lunch for all volunteers! More information on the PBIA.

It’s great to see everyone having a good time and taking ownership of his or her particular block or assignment throughout the year.

Downtown Clean Up - click to enlarge image.

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