December 1, 2020

Dear Friends,

This is our first-ever year-end fundraising appeal. We’re reaching out because the pandemic shut down our beloved concerts, and the related donations and sponsorships, which have been our main source of funds. Now we need support from our community so we can continue to keep this space safe and accessible and ready when concerts can resume.

Throughout this challenging year West Central Park has found new ways to engage with our community in West Olympia. The pandemic turned the park into an outdoor living room: a place to eat lunch, safely chat with friends, graze on the edible fruits and berries, or sit and read in the sun.

2020 has been a test of the original vision that launched WCP, the idea that to create a more walkable, sustainable community there had to be a commons -- a space that was beautiful, open, and accessible to everyone. Visitors of all ages who use the park every day, and enjoy our summer concerts, prove that vision was correct.

Aside from the challenge of maintaining this much land, including unexciting but necessary things like property taxes, insurance, and utilities, we want to keep working on our our much-needed path lighting expansion and the new herb garden. Our goal of $20,000 by the end of the year will let us do that, and we can get there if you and our other friends are able to chip in $15 or $20 sometime this month.  

You'll see your gift in action every time you pass the intersection at Harrison and Division. 

Stay safe, and we hope to see you at the park sometime soon!

Joshua Justice, President
and the WCPP Board of Trustees