LaceyLife May 2024

Join us for two days of free, family fun! Lacey Spring Fun Fair: Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19

Since 1988, Lacey Spring Fun Fair has provided thousands of people a weekend of FREE activities and entertainment including rides, games, live music and performances, community booths, a car show (Sunday), new this year — a S.T.E.M. Fair (Saturday), and much more! Attendees can also purchase food, arts and crafts, and other merchandise from on-site vendors.

For more details, visit

Community Resources Available for Mental Health
and Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

There are a number of organizations in the community that provide services for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. The local health department works with community partners to provide programs and utilize proven strategies that help people of all ages in Thurston County with issues that impact community wellness.

For more resources, visit the Thurston County’s Mental Health Resources and Suicide Prevention webpage and visit their Substance Use Prevention webpage.

Hope and Healing Clinic

The Confederated Tribe of the Chehalis Reservation recently opened the Hope and Healing Clinic to provide personalized, medication-assisted treatment and behavioral health therapy to people struggling with opioid disorder. This clinic provides a wide range of out-patient services in their modern facility located in Tumwater (9474 Lathrop Industrial Drive SW).

To get more details, visit

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The national 988 Lifeline is a network of local crisis centers that provides free, confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The service is available by calling or texting 988. Learn more at

Night Market @ The Depot

Kick off your weekends at the Night Market @ the Depot community events! You’ll find food trucks, local vendors with a variety of items for purchase, music, and more! Events take place every-other Friday, starting April 26 and running through October 25.

Find out more at

Odd-Even Watering Schedule Begins June 1

From June to September, the average daily water usage of all Lacey water customers more than doubles — from about 6 million gallons in the winter to 15 million gallons in the summer (see graph on left). Rather than add costly infrastructure to meet the increase in demand for only four months a year, in 2006, the City started the odd-even watering practice to reduce peak water demand during the summer. This helps manage demand and keeps costs down. Prior to starting the odd-even watering practice, Lacey’s summer peak water demand was 17 million gallons a day. In 2023, the peak demand was reduced to 15 million gallons a day — a considerable decrease even though the number of Lacey water customers increased! You can apply for a temporary exemption or variance if you planted a new lawn (sod or seed) or landscape area or have an irrigation system that waters areas on both sides of the street at the same time.


The City does not limit the amount of water you can use. However, if we all take turns, we can deliver enough water with our existing system and our community can avoid building additional water infrastructure needed for only 3 months of the year. For example, a new well would cost about $2 million. Infrastructure projects like this are paid for by utility payers.

To apply, contact Water Resources at (360) 438-2687 or

For more information about the mandatory summer watering schedule (June 1 to September 30), visit

2024 City Construction Projects (In Brief)

The City has a busy construction schedule ahead! Here are a few projects that might interest you.
You can get more details on the projects below and see the full list by visiting

  1. Electric Vehicle Chargers
    Type 2:
  • City Hall (2)
  • Lacey Library
  • NTPS Admin. Office
  • Lacey Community Center
    Type 3:
  • City Hall

2. Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) Parking Lot Expansion
The new parking lot will have 340+ paved parking stalls including 6 electric vehicle charging stations, 8 accessible parking stalls (ADA), and 8 bus stalls. The project also includes site improvements.

3. Carpenter Rd & Britton Pkwy Roundabout

Construction of a new roundabout.

4. Pacific Ave & Homann Dr Roundabout

Repaving project.

5. Yelm Hwy/Compton Blvd

Yelm Hwy pavement overlay from the intersection of Yelm Hwy and Ruddell Rd to slightly past Compton
Blvd, and Compton Blvd to Stockton St.

Crackseal Project

Cracks in pavement are unavoidable and if left untreated can cause future failures in the pavement
structure such as potholes. Crackseal is one of the lowest cost pavement preservation methods and extends the life of the treated pavement by 3-5 years, on average. This pilot project is funded by Transportation Benefit District dollars. The City putting this project in place will save taxpayer dollars in the long run by strategically maintaining our roadways.


When driving in work zones, please:

  • Slow Down
  • Pay Attention
  • Limit Distractions
    THANK YOU for helping keep construction crews and drivers

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