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 events:

Date Location
Saturday, Mar. 30

10 am - 12 noon
Meridian Habitat Park
14422 Meridian E., South Hill Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)

It’s March Mulching Madness at Meridian Habitat Park! We’ll be mulching trees, flower beds, and adding a few more plants while we’re at it. This is a great opportunity to check out the new trails, dog park, and entry sculpture at this newly improved site
Saturday, Apr. 27

9 am -
12 noon
*Parkland Prairie - Parks Appreciation Day*
Tule Lake Road S At Yakima Ave S Tacoma, WA 98444  (map)

Grand Opening time at Parkland Prairie! For Parks Appreciation Day, we are appreciating the Parkland Community and all of the volunteers who’ve helped us transform the prairie. Celebrate with us, enjoy the wildflowers, and of course, pull a few Scotch broom seedlings
Saturday, May 18
10 am - 12 noon
Old Settler's Cemetery
Washington BLVD SW. Lakewood, 98499 (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. Volunteers will be removing ivy infestations and cleaning up around the gravestones. 
June 15

10 am - 12 noon
Chambers Creek Regional Park
9850 - 64th Street West, University Place, WA 98467 (map)

Did you know that English ivy is classified as a Class C noxious weed in Washington? That means it's a widespread problem in our state. Join us at the "Spot of Shade" along the Grandview Trail, and we'll do our part to clear out the invasive ivy and allow our native plants to grow and thrive.
Saturday, July 27

10 am - 12 noon
Foothills Trail - East Puyallup Trailhead (map)

Join us for a special Pitch in for Parks, celebrating Pierce County Trails Day. From 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon, our Pitch in for Parks trailer and staff will be onsite with information about the program, invasive species, and upcoming volunteer activities. Make sure to stop by and say, "hi!"
Saturday, August 10

10 am - 12 noon
Meridian Habitat Park
14422 Meridian E., South Hill Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)

Come play on the playground and pitch in at Meridian Habitat Park. We’ll be working in the flower beds, mulching our trees, and enjoying a beautiful summer day in Pierce County.
Sign up with Jenn at 253-798-4148 or email.


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.