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.

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!

New This Season!

Giving Tree Event - Green Tacoma Days

October 8-9, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chambers Creek Regional Park
(lower parking lot/Central Meadow)
6320 Grandview Drive W. University Place, 98467

We are partnering with the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks Tacoma, and Earth Corps on Green Tacoma Day. Come pick up seeds and tree saplings to plant at home! Registration is not required.

Giving Tree Event - Celebrate South Sound Earth Day 2020!

Pitch In For Parks is teaming with South Sound Earth Day 2020 to provide free trees for our volunteers. Can't make it to volunteer and would like a tree, just stop by one of the Giving Tree Events on the following dates:

  • October 17 at Naches Trail Preserve
  • November 21 at Meridian Habitat Park

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Pitch in for Parks Activities

Saturday DateLocation & ActivityPre-Register by
Sept. 26
10 am - 12 noon
Meridian Habitat Park: 14422 Meridian E, South Hill Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)
- Till the ground today for the flowers of tomorrow! We will be weeding our flowerbeds to prepare for spring.
Sept. 25
October 17
9 am - 12 noon

Naches Trail Preserve: (map)
- Giving Tree Event; swing by to receive free trees and pollinator seeds

Registration is not  required.
October 24
10 am - 12 noon

Old Settler Cemetery:
- Howling for all volunteers! Come convene with us in the cemetery to remove blackberry and ivy. It’s going to be a terrifyingly (shocking, screamingly) good time.

October 23
November 7
10 am - 12 noon
Parkland Prairie(map)
- We’re back at Parkland Prairie! Check out the new preserve expansion, pull some Scotch Broom, plant some oak trees and take one home to enjoy.
November 6
November 21
9 am - 12 noon
Meridian Habitat Park, 14422 Meridian E, South Hill Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)
- Giving Tree Event; swing by to receive free trees and pollinator seeds 
Registration is not required
December 5

Frontier Park, 21718 Meridian E.Graham, WA 98338 (map)

- Tree planting with Santa. Looking to spread and give holiday cheer? Come join Santa in planting and caring for trees around the park. Each Santa helper will receive a free potted evergreen to take home. Sign up for one or all three time sessions.

December 4
December 19Seeley Lake Park, 9200 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 (map)
- Tree Planting with Santa! Help Santa plant trees and receive your very own potted 2-foot evergreen for the holidays. Sign up for one or all three time sessions.
December 18

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

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
  • Registration closes by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Friday before the listed Saturdays

Program Contact:

Hunter Henderson, Natural Lands Planner
253-380-7591 | email

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