Parks Appreciation Day

volunteers smiling with tools

Do something good for the earth!

Participants are needed to spruce up local parks by trimming limbs, grooming grounds, combing beaches and planting more flowers and trees. This annual event draws thousands of volunteers in cities throughout Pierce County, each person lending a hand to keep parks beautiful and to do a good deed for their community.

Metro Parks Tacoma sites:
Groups of 10 or more are asked to pre-register by contacting Richard M. at (253) 202-5978.

  • Alderwood Park / 208 Browns Point Blvd.
  • Charlotte’s Blueberry Park / 7402 East D St. (Meet at the southend of the park along D Street)
    (Meet at the entrance to the park off of D Street.)
  • McKinley Park / 907 Upper Park St. ( Meet at the playground at the west end of the park)
  • Point Defiance Park / 5400 N. Pearl St. (Meet near the entrance, and follow the sign)
    (Meet in the Visitors Center parking lot just across from the tennis courts.)
  • Wapato Park / 6500 S. Sheridan Ave. (Meet at the Waterfall at the entrance of the park)

Other Pierce County sites:

  • City of Fife
    For more information: / (253) 606-8877
  • City of Gig Harbor
    Crescent Creek Park, 3303 Vernhardson St., Gig Harbor
    We will be weeding near sculpture, weeding and spreading bark along parking lot and street and cleaning up fall debris and weeding around kitchen/shelter, fence and park.
    Grandview Forest Park, 3488 Grandview St., Gig Harbor
    We will be spreading sawdust along paths.
    Soundview Forest, 2888 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor
    We will be spreading sawdust along paths, pruning pathways, and doing ivy pickup.
    Veterans Memorial Park, 3580 50th St. Ct., Gig Harbor
    We will be weeding and putting mulch/bark in planter beds and spreading sawdust along paths.
    Wilkinson Farm Park, 4118 Rosedale St., Gig Harbor
    We will be spreading sawdust along paths and pruning along fence and paths.
    For more information: / (253) 851-8136
  • City of University Place
    Paradise Pond Park, 3124 67th Ave. W.
    We will be working on spreading wood chips on walking trails and cleaning up litter.
    For more information: / (253) 460-6493
  • PenMet Parks
    For more information:

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Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
9:00 am


Various Locations


Chip-In! Citizen Helping Improve Parks
(253) 202-5987