Pitch In For Parks

alertPitch In For Parks - Pre-registration Only

Many of our County parks now have use restrictions and guidelines.  Additional safety protocols are now in place for Pitch In For Parks including pre-registration to reserve your spot and the limit of 15 volunteers.

If you are registering for your household please note that you will need to complete a registration for each member of your household. The registration includes a Covid-19 safety agreement waiver which is necessary to participate in our programming.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to support efforts to contain COVID-19 and protect the health of our customers, employees, and community.

Pitch in for Parks is a volunteer based program offered through the partnership of Pierce County Parks and McLendon Hardware. Pitch in for Parks a great opportunity for all ages and abilities (ages 15 and under with guardian) to pitch in and help your community. Join us rain or shine!

Giving Tree Events 2021

Pitch In For Parks is partnering with Earth Day South Sound to give away free trees. Stop by one of the Giving Tree Events locations below between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and receive a free tree and pollinator seeds:

  • January 9 at Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma (map)
  • Cancelled - February 13 at Cross Park, Frederickson (map) - with a snow storm ready to hit the area, the February Giving Tree event has been rescheduled to Friday, February 19.
  • March 13 at Meridian Habitat Park, Puyallup (map)
  • April 17 at Chambers Creek Regional Park, University Place (map)
  • April 22 at Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma (map). Special time from 1:00-6:00 p.m.
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To comply with current Safe Start regulations each Pitch in for Parks will have limited registration and is not open to drop-in volunteers at this time. 


Volunteers are welcome to Pitch In for an hour or two or the entire time and must pre-register to reserve your spot, spaces are limited:

  • Pre-register by selecting the Saturday Date or time frame of interest
  • When registering for a household, complete an individual registration for each household member
  • Registration closes by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Friday before the listed Saturdays

Pitch in for Parks Activities

Saturday DateLocation & ActivityPre-Register by
February 20
10 am - 12 noon
Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd. South, Spanaway, WA 98387 (map)
- Enjoy the lake and help us keep the creek flowing by removing spotted jewel weed, Himalayan blackberry, and other invasive species.
February 19
March 20
10 am - 12 noon
Parkland Prairie (map)
- Spring is in the air! Come help us enhance our prairie life by removing invasive species, plant wildflowers, and enjoy seasonal blooms.
March 19
April 10
10 am - 12 noon
Meridian Habitat Park, 14422 Meridian E. Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)
- Help us remove invasive species from our flower beds and enjoy the sounds of nature.
April 9
May 22
10 am - 12 noon
Bresemann Forest - Military Road & Bresemann Blvd, Tacoma, 98444 (map)
- Help keep Bresemann healthy and clear by removing invasive species.
May 21
June 19
10 am - 12 noon
Chambers Creek Regional Park - 6320 Grandview Dr. W.University Place, 98467 (map)
- Enjoy the spectacular views as we pull ivy and dig-up blackberry to improve the forested buffer along Grand View Trail near the Little Spot of Shade.
June 18
July 24
10 am - 12 noon
Naches Trail Preserve - 4414 Military Road East, Tacoma, 98446 (map)
- Enjoy the trills and whistles of songbirds as we remove invasive species to enhance prairie life.
July 23
August 21
10 am - 12 noon
Seeley Lake Park - 9200 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, 98499 (map)
- Help us keep the walking trail loop clean and clear by removing invasive species.
August 20

Come out for one or all of our Pitch in for Parks events

While we supply the tools, we ask volunteers to dress appropriately for weather conditions, bring gloves and the willingness to get dirty for this community service activity.  Volunteers should also remember to:

  • Bring your own work gloves
  • Bring water and snacks
  • Bring and wear a face covering at all times
  • Only use assigned tools while wearing gloves
  • Please work within the assigned workstation
  • Maintain at least 6-feet from others outside your household

Program Contact:

Hunter Henderson
Natural Lands Volunteer Coordinator
253-677-0304 | email

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