LaceyLife June 2024

Everyone’s Invited & Welcome to Attend!

The 43rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration, presented by the Fred U. Harris Masonic Lodge #70 PHA was made possible with the partnership of the City of Lacey and the City of Tumwater. Join us for a FREE BBQ lunch, live music by Andy Stokes, a presentation, and time to celebrate and connect with your community! All community members are invited and welcome to attend.

For more details, visit: VityofLacey.org/Juneteenth-Celebration


Make a difference in your community by joining the Lacey Youth Council!

The Lacey Youth Council serves as an advisory body to the Lacey City Council. It’s a great opportunity for students to:

  • Learn about local government.
  • Provide feedback to the City on a variety of topics.
  • Engage in community projects.
  • Earn 30+ hours of community service OR a $50 stipend per meeting, up to $500 a year.
  • The City is accepting applications from 2024-25 sophomores, juniors, and seniors from North Thurston Public Schools, private schools, and home school students, now through June 30. To get more information or apply, visit CityofLacey.org/LYC or email LYC@CityofLacey.org.

Share your voice. We want to hear it!


Kick of your weekends at the Night Market at the Depot!

Join us at 4 p.m. every-other Friday through October 25 at the Lacey Depot Park (5700 Lacey Blvd SE)! You’ll find food trucks, local vendors with a variety of items for purchase, music, activities, and more! It’s a great way to connect with your community and get
your weekend rolling!

To learn more, visit CityofLacey.org/NightMarket.


Please keep your dog on a leash when visiting our parks!

Lacey has over 1,200 acres of parkland and open spaces — plenty for all to enjoy! For the safety of all park users, all dogs must be on a leash in City of Lacey parks, even if you don’t see other park visitors.
Here are a few reasons why:

  • Dogs can get spooked and run away, creating a potentially dangerous situation for them.
  • People and/or other dogs get scared of dogs.
  • Park visitors may want to enjoy the park without having to deal with your dog.
  • Dogs can be unpredictable in unknown situations.
  • Park visitors who want to meet your dog will have a proper opportunity to do so, without any surprises.

REMINDER: Always pick up your dog’s poop. “Bag it and trash it every time” is the only safe way to dispose of your dog’s waste.

If you encounter a dog off-leash in a park or if you experience an issue or attack, please contact Joint Animals Services at (360) 352-2510 or Shelter@JointAnimalServices.org for assistance


Check out the Thurston County off-leash dog park!

The Thurston County Off-Leash Dog Park includes
a special area for small dogs, water stations, a sand and gravel area for digging, paths, and fencing. You can take your dog to the off-leash park from 7 a.m. to dusk, seven days a week.

For more information, visit: ThurstonCountywa.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Parks-Trails

Thurston County Off-Leash Dog Park 2420 Hogum Bay Road N.E., Lacey.


Don’t Miss out! Lacey Fireworks Spectacular: Wednesday, July 3 at Rainier Visa Community Park from 4-11 PM.

Join us for a day of fun at the Lacey Fireworks Spectacular sponsored by TwinStar Credit Union, Capital Development Company, and Fastenal.

This FREE, community event features live music, a traveling circus show, kids activities, an amazing fireworks display set to music, and more! You can also purchase food from a variety of on-site vendors. It’s a perfect way to spend the day with family and friends!
For event details including a site map, parking and free shuttle information, entertainment schedule, and traffic impacts, visit LaceyParks.org/July3. We hope to see you there!


2024 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available!

It’s important to the City that our community has access to high-quality drinking water.

To learn about how the City keeps our water safe and reliable, see the 2023 water-quality testing results, and view the 2024 Consumer Confidence Report, visit
CityofLacey.org/Water-Quality


REMINDER: OUTDOOR WATERING SCHEDULE JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 30

Our mandatory summer watering schedule helps reduce peak water demand and utility costs. Water customers with new lawns and landscapes can apply for an exemption.

Learn more at CityofLacey.org/Odd-Even


Want to go Solar? The City is here to help!

The City recently received a SolSmart program Silver designation for our efforts to encourage the growth of clean, affordable solar energy. What does that mean for our community? Installing solar power is faster, easier, and more affordable for local residents, businesses, and nonprofits!

Thinking about going solar but feeling overwhelmed? Solarize Thurston provides support every step of this way! Sign up at SolarizeThurston.org and you’ll have access to trusted contractors that have been reviewed for equipment quality and business practices. Plus, you can take advantage of special discounted pricing through July 4!


To learn more about Solarize Thurston and the City’s online solar permitting process, visit CityofLacey.org/Solar.


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