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WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Public Input Workshop #1 July 14, 2011.

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1 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Public Input Workshop #1 July 14, 2011

2 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN 6:30 – Welcome, introductions 6:30 – Welcome, introductions 6:40 – Background on the Park Property 6:40 – Background on the Park Property 7:00 – Q & A 7:00 – Q & A 7:30 – Small Group Work 7:30 – Small Group Work What are your Hopes and Dreams? What are your Hopes and Dreams? What are your Concerns? What are your Concerns? 8:00 – Spokesperson Shares 8:00 – Spokesperson Shares 8:20 – Next Steps 8:20 – Next Steps 8:30 – Meeting Adjourns 8:30 – Meeting AdjournsAgenda

3 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Shoreline Access A Community- Identified Need

4 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN 1980 – Develop opportunities for additional salt and fresh water access – Develop opportunities for additional salt and fresh water access – [Capital Lake Closed to Swimming] 1985 – [Capital Lake Closed to Swimming] 1985 – Provide access to all major bodies of water – Provide access to all major bodies of water – Expand public use and enjoyment of shorelines in Olympia – Expand public use and enjoyment of shorelines in Olympia – Acquire additional shore lands for beach access or public recreation upland uses – Acquire additional shore lands for beach access or public recreation upland uses. 30 Years of Parks Plans

5 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN 2010 PAR Plan Public Feedback

6 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN 1. Waterfront Parks and Trails 2. Nature Walking Trails 3. Neighborhood Parks 4. Environmental Restoration & Wildlife Habitat Enhancements 5. Neighborhood Walking Connections Facility Priorities

7 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN 6. Energy-saving Improvements to Existing Facilities 7. Rehabilitation of Existing Aging Facilities 8. Freshwater Lake Swimming 9. The Olympia Center 10. Community Gardens Facilities Priorities Cont.

8 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Why this Property?

9 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN 1998 – City Council Goal Obtain one lake access for swimming 1998 – City Council Goal Obtain one lake access for swimming All Lakes over 20 Acres Assessed: All Lakes over 20 Acres Assessed: (Bigelow, Chambers, Hewitt, Ken, and Ward) Several Parcels on Ward Lake investigated at that time Several Parcels on Ward Lake investigated at that time No willing sellers - effort dropped No willing sellers - effort dropped City approached by willing seller City approached by willing seller Park Purchase

10 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Appraisal, Engineering Study Appraisal, Engineering Study Council direction to purchase this property for swim beach Council direction to purchase this property for swim beach City purchased the park 5/24/2007 with voter approved private utility tax City purchased the park 5/24/2007 with voter approved private utility tax Park Purchase

11 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN The Master Planning Process

12 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Consultant now under contract Consultant now under contract Baseline Inventory/Site Analysis Baseline Inventory/Site Analysis Public Meeting #1 (Tonight) Public Meeting #1 (Tonight) Release of draft concepts Release of draft concepts Public Meeting #2 – Review and Select Preferred Concept Plan (October) Public Meeting #2 – Review and Select Preferred Concept Plan (October) Public Meeting #3 – Feedback on Master Plan (December) Public Meeting #3 – Feedback on Master Plan (December) Master Planning Process

13 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN The Property

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15 Ward Lake 351 Shoreline 8.2 Acres Land 1 Acre Water N

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22 Access Limited pedestrian access to upland area beginning January 1, 2012 Limited pedestrian access to upland area beginning January 1, 2012 No swim beach access until full park development No swim beach access until full park developmentDevelopment Without new funding source, likely no funds for full development until 2017 Without new funding source, likely no funds for full development until 2017 Park Access and Development Ward Lake 351 Shoreline 8.2 Acres Land 1 Acre Water N

23 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Topographic Survey Topographic Survey Shoreline & Underwater Reconnaissance Shoreline & Underwater Reconnaissance Wetland Delineation/Report Wetland Delineation/Report Baseline Water Quality Report Baseline Water Quality Report Geotechnical Investigation Geotechnical Investigation Tree Survey Tree Survey Environmental/Cultural Baseline Inventory

24 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Ward Lake Characterization Analysis Ward Lake Characterization Analysis Cultural Resources Assessment Cultural Resources Assessment Park Management Operations Plan Park Management Operations Plan Ward Lake Aquatic Design Considerations Ward Lake Aquatic Design Considerations Site Analysis

25 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Western WA Swim Beach Tour Western WA Swim Beach Tour Public Meeting #1-Thursday, July 11, 2011 Public Meeting #1-Thursday, July 11, 2011 Pre-Submission Conference w/ Thurston Co. & Olympia Pre-Submission Conference w/ Thurston Co. & Olympia Development & Examine Concept Plan Options Development & Examine Concept Plan Options Permitting and Mitigation Requirements Permitting and Mitigation Requirements Traffic Study and Parking Generation Analysis Traffic Study and Parking Generation Analysis Estimate of Probable Cost Estimate of Probable Cost Master Plan

26 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Public Meeting #2 - October Public Meeting #2 - October Revise & Refine Preferred Master Plan Concept Revise & Refine Preferred Master Plan Concept Public Meeting #3 - December Public Meeting #3 - December Final Master Plan Refinement Final Master Plan Refinement Graphics and Estimate of Probable Cost Graphics and Estimate of Probable Cost City Council Public Hearing & Plan Adoption City Council Public Hearing & Plan Adoption Master Plan

27 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Questions regarding property acquisition, master planning process? Questions regarding property acquisition, master planning process? Please save comments for small group work. Please save comments for small group work. Questions and Answers Ward Lake 351 Shoreline 8.2 Acres Land 1 Acre Water N

28 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Pick a Facilitator/Note Taker Pick a Facilitator/Note Taker Each Person Answers: Each Person Answers: What are your hopes and dreams for this park? (10 minutes) What are your hopes and dreams for this park? (10 minutes) What are your concerns? (10 minutes) What are your concerns? (10 minutes) Pick spokesperson and report highlights to larger group Pick spokesperson and report highlights to larger group Small Group Work

29 WARD LAKE MASTER PLAN Staff will compile feedback from tonight Staff will compile feedback from tonight Consultant will prepare plan concepts Consultant will prepare plan concepts Property Tour – Prior to Public Meeting #2 Property Tour – Prior to Public Meeting #2 Public Meeting #2 – Select Preferred Master Plan (October) Public Meeting #2 – Select Preferred Master Plan (October) Public Meeting #3 – Feedback on Master Plan (December) Public Meeting #3 – Feedback on Master Plan (December) Be sure that we have your address Next Steps


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