News (updated 2/18/18)

February, 2018 – Toandos Emergency Preparedness Funding!

Great news! As of February, 2018, $2,462.00 has been raised through donations by the Coyle community for emergency preparedness to further enhance our capability as an emergency shelter. And more great news. The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District 1 (runs the Coyle Community Center) has matched the amount of these funds!!! The money will be used to purchase medical supplies to be used by the several physicians, nurses and EMT individuals that live in the Coyle area to treat injuries if Jefferson Fire and Rescue cannot reach us. Additionally, the funds will be used to purchase emergency food (for example, MREs and freeze-dried meals) and water purification supplies.

The Parks and Recreation commissioners also authorized purchase of 5 strong tables that could serve to triage the injured as well as to serve for routine eating at The Center.

These purchases will put our community in a much better state of preparedness for a serious event such as an earthquake.

December 23, 2017 – Your LBJ Community Center ~ Year in Review

During 2017…

  • Your facility was used for meetings of the Coyle Women’s Club, AA, Coyle Community Club, Toandos Emergency Preparedness, Ham Radio training, neighborhood groups, Donuts with a Cop/Sheriff’s Department, Fire Commissioners Board, the Jefferson County Accessible Community Action Committee and a wedding celebration
  • The health and well-being of our community was enhanced through the weekly Thursday community luncheons, women’s self-defense classes, Yoga classes and access to free WiFi.
  • The Jefferson County Library Bookmobile came to the Center twice a month
  • The Coyle Women’s Club sponsored community dinners, Soup & Games, an Emergency Preparedness fundraiser, a Taste of Preparedness event and memorial gatherings
  • The Center provided the venue for “Concerts in the Woods” twice a month
  • A new sport court (basketball/volleyball/pickleball), exercise station and fencing was installed through a partnership grant from Jefferson Healthcare
  • Accessible pathways were installed from the rear patio to the gazebo, picnic tables, fire pit and sport court area
  • The Toandos P-Patch community garden grew many delicious vegetables, fruits and flowers during the summer season and also added a new community section for vegetables and fruit trees in partnership with grants from Jefferson County Master Gardeners and the Quilcene Brinnon Garden Club
  • A partnership grant was received from the Washington State Accessible Community Action Committee to install new ADA compliant door thresholds and two ADA automatic door openers.  The work will be completed in 2018.

Thank you for your support of the Community Center this past year!

Your Jefferson County Parks & Recreation District #1 Board.


Summer 2017 – LBJ Community Center now has Accessible Pathways!

Thanks to the support of Park & Recreation District #1, the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center now has accessible pathways connecting the rear patio to the gazebo, wooden picnic table, parking lot, fire pit area and the new sport court. The path also eases the transition on & off the cement patio. This new improvement will enhance the mobility of everyone using the Center. A special word of thanks to Colleen & Roland Faragher-Horwell for working with Cathy Bohman on the pathway design. Thank you to Derek Franson Trucking & Excavating for a great job installing the pathway.  Enjoy!



Summer 2017 – New Sport Court Is Here!
Whoopee Folks, the sport court and exercise station at the Coyle Community Center are completed (see photos below). The adjustable basketball hoop is up and the net can be easily set for pickle ball (32 inches) or badminton (60 inches). There is a bin in the shed that contains 4 pickle ball rackets and balls, 4 badminton rackets and shuttlecocks, a lightweight basketball, a volley ball and a kiddie soccer ball and two goals. PLEASE RETURN THESE ITEMS TO THE BIN AND LATCH THE SHED DOOR WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED. The exercise station contains instruction signs for a variety of exercises appropriate for the equipment. Enjoy the sport court and exercise station at your own risk. Please be careful.Thanks to the following Toandos volunteers for their work in completion of the facilities: Cathy and HR Bohman, Wendy and Rob Stafford, Dennis Schmitt, Richard Hull, Gary Emer and Jackie Gardner. Special heroes were Richard Hull and Dennis Schmitt for their installation of the split rail fencing and Cathy and HR Bohman for the installation of the exercise station.This very exciting project will provide both young and old opportunities for free outdoor exercise and entertainment. We wish to thank Jefferson Healthcare and Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District 1 for their financial support.

Prior photos of the progress:

June, 2017 – Basket Ball Hoop being installed

July 2017 – New court striping in place!

June, 2017 – Some Coyle Boys playing badminton

June, 2017 – Coyle boys playing basketball

January, 2017 – “Outstanding in his Field” – Gary Elmer indicates the upcoming location of the new sport court.