Pitch In For Parks

Pierce County Parks and Recreation in partnership with McLendon Hardware proudly introduce “Pitch in for Parks.” This brand new volunteer based program is a great way to pitch in and help the community.

We supply the tools, water and a snack – you supply the energy and enthusiasm to make a big difference in our parks, open spaces and trails. We invite you to come “rain or shine” with appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Pitch In For Parks Opportunities

This is a great opportunity for all ages, (ages 14 and under with guardian). Volunteers are welcome to Pitch In for an hour or two or the entire time. Remember dress appropriately for weather and work.

Come out for one or all of the Pitch in for Parks 2018 events:

Date Location
Saturday, Apr. 28
20 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Parkland Prairie
Tule Lake Road S At Yakima Ave S.Tacoma, WA 98444 (View Map)
It's Parks Appreciation Day in Pierce County! Time for spring cleaning the prairie. Walk the new trails, enjoy the wildflowers, say "hi" to the bumblebees, and join us in weeding and tidying up the flowerbeds in the display garden.
Saturday, May 19
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Swan Creek Park
Pioneer and Waller, Tacoma (View Map)
Swan Creek Park has a Pioneer Way Entrance? Sure does! The main trail has a weed problem that we’re going to tackle, so put on your boots, grab your gloves, and join us for a walk in the woods.
Saturday, June 2
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bresemann Forest
Military Road and Bresemann, Tacoma, WA 98444  (View Map)
Join us for National Trails Day! We love trails, but they also allow weeds to spread into our natural areas. From the stinky to the spiny come learn how to identify and remove some of our most unwelcome invaders. This is learn by doing volunteer event, so be prepared to weed some trails.
July 21 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Old Settler's Cemetery
Washington Blvd, Lakewood, WA 98498 (View Map)
Take a step back in time and join us at the Old Settlers Cemetery. With graves dating back to 1795, this lesser known historic site contains some of Lakewood’s earliest settlers and Civil War-era veterans. We’ll be removing ivy infestations and cleaning up around  the gravestones.
Saturday, Aug. 11 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Chambers Creek Canyon
Lakewood (View map)
Time to do summer cleaning at Chambers Creek Canyon. We’ll hike the trail to do a trash pick-up, pull some weeds, and show this canyon a little love.
Sign up with Jenn at jsergen@co.pierce.wa.us.


Pitch In For Parks Kick Off Event - Saturday, March 7, 2015

Pierce County’s first “Pitch in for Parks” event was held on Saturday, March 7 and was a great success! Over 50 volunteers donated 137 hours of time and energy to cleaning up Bresemann Forest. Large piles of blackberries and English ivy were removed. Tools, gloves and other supplies for the program were donated by McLendon Hardware and will be used each month at a different park site as a part of the new volunteer coordination and outreach

One volunteer wrote on volunteermatch.org: "Great turnout… our 4 year old son thought trash duty was the best. We had a great time. The best part was that our son really enjoyed being able to help the animals of the forest. Great day. I look forward to working with all of you again in the future."

For more information contact Jenn, jsergen@co.pierce.wa.us or (253) 798-4148.