After all, “It’s The Water” has been Olympia’s motto for as long as I can remember, and with good reason. But to exploit this fact amounts to turning this attraction into a tourist trap; a vile entertainment center.
This is not in the spirit of “Preserving Community Access to this Historic, Free-Flowing Water.”
Pingpong tables, really? I find this offensive and distasteful.
I am not against utilizing the funds that have been identified to create a welcome spot to gather and play. But there are other venues to realize this; closer to Capitol Lake or the farmer’s market, for instance.
Please reconsider alternate locations. This is our well. Leave well enough alone!