Participants are needed to spruce up local parks by trimming limbs, grooming grounds, combing beaches and planting more flowers and trees. The 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.
Individuals or groups with fewer than 10 participants can simply show up at 9 am and check in at one of the designated park sites. Metro Parks has eight official sites this year:
· Browns Point Playfield, 4915 La Hal Da Ln
· Franklin Park, 1201 S Puget Sound Ave
· McKinley Park, E Upper Park Dr and McKinley Ave
· Point Defiance Park, N 54th St at N Pearl St
· Swan Creek Park, E 59th St at E Roosevelt Ave
· Tacoma Nature Center, S 19th and Tyler St
· Titlow Park, 8201 6th Ave
· Wapato Park, S 68th St at S Sheridan Ave
A complete listing of participating Pierce County parks and addresses is available at ParksAppreciationDay.net.
Groups of 10 or more are asked to pre-register by contacting the liaison listed for the park they are interested in working in. This helps staff to prepare the site with adequate supplies for the work that will be done. For Metro Parks Tacoma, groups can call coordinator Richard Madison at (253) 202-5978.
9 a.m.-12 p.m.