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, Jan. 20
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meridian Habitat Park
14422 Meridian E, Puyallup (View Map)
The new courtyard is in and more is on the way for this park. We're going to do our part by installing native plants and mulching around the play equipment and prepping the planting beds for 2018! 
Saturday, Feb. 24
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bresemann Forest
Military Road and Bresemann, Tacoma, WA 98444  (View Map)
Walk into Bresemann Forest and you'll discover a bit of bramble. So, let's fix it and turn this park into the urban oasis it was destined to be! We'll be removing invasive Himalayan blackberry,mulching, and planting native shrubs to help create a more welcoming entrance.
Mar. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lidford Playfield
44th Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98443 (View Map)
We made great headway into the removal of invasive plants at Lidford Playfield last fall, and now we're ready to get back at it. Well continue what we started by removing more invasive Himalayan blackberry and Scotch broom.
Saturday, Apr. 28 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Parkland Prairie
Tule Lake Rd S. & Yakima Ave. S., Tacoma (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.
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.