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 2017 events:

Date Location  
Friday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meridian Habitat Park
14422 Meridian E, Puyallup (View Map)
Celebrate United Way of Pierce County’s Day of Caring by pitching in at Meridian Habitat Park. It’s time to beautify the flower beds by the new play equipment! We’ll be installing ornamental and native plants throughout the beds for kids and wildlife to enjoy. . 
Saturday, Sept. 16
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meridian Habitat Park
14422 Meridian E, Puyallup (View Map)
We’re hosting a second day of park beautification just for you! We’ll continue to install native plants and prepare the beds for fall.
Saturday, Sept. 30 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lidford Playfield
44th Ave E, Tacoma, Washington 98443
It’s National Public Lands Day, come show one of our great public playfields some love. Help make the site safer for public use by removing invasive Himalayan blackberry and Scotch  broom.
Saturday, Oct. 28 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Parkland Prairie
Tule Lake Rd S. & Yakima Ave. S., Tacoma (View map)
Ready to “Make a Difference” in your community? Join your neighbors on this national date of volunteering to beautify Parkland Prairie by planting more trees and shrubs for the bees and other pollinators.
Saturday, Nov. 18
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Parkland Prairie
Tule Lake Rd S. & Yakima Ave. S., Tacoma (View map)
Join us on this "Family volunteer Day" as we once again focus on Parkland Prairie. We will take some love to the north side of the creek by planting trees and shrubs.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
10 a/,/ - 12 p.m.
Mayfair Playfield
13510 - 13th Ave. Ct. E. Parkland, WA 98445 (View Map)
Lidford Playfield, Can’t get enough of giving back? We have one more opportunity for you to volunteer in 2017. Join us for #GivingTuesday to kick-off the holiday season by planting trees around the play equipment that volunteers installed in 2016.
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.