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City of Gig Harbor co-hosts Parks Appreciation Day April 22nd

Partnership event with KeyPen Parks & PenMet Parks seeking volunteers

Gig Harbor, Wash., March 15, 2017 – The public is invited to volunteer and get involved in Parks Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 22nd. Residents from around the Greater Gig Harbor area will come together for the annual clean up event scheduled from 9am – 12 noon.

Always a favorite day in Gig Harbor, Parks Appreciation Day, sponsored by Columbia Bank, is an opportunity to show your love of all our local parks by giving back to the earth. PenMet Parks, KeyPen Parks and the City of Gig Harbor all work together to beautify and maintain our treasured park lands annually in April. The event is a fun opportunity for all ages to volunteer. Families, groups or individuals are all encouraged to join in and help plant, prune, push, pull and play! Volunteers should wear appropriate clothes and shoes for the season and weather. There is no need to pre-register. Simply visit one of the sites listed below to help the groups, or drop by your favorite park or school for some cleanup:

Crescent Creek Park, 3303 Vernhardson Street

Kenneth Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park, 3580 50th Street Ct.

Wilkinson Farm Park, 4118 Rosedale Street

Donkey Creek Park, 8714 North Harborview Drive

McCormick Forest Park, 10301 Bujacich Rd NW, So. of Sehmel Dr.

Harbor Family Park, 70th Ave and 32nd St NW

Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 - 78th Ave. NW

Narrows Park, 1600 Lucille Pkwy NW

Rotary Bark Park, 10200 Bujacich Rd NW, So. of Fire Sta.

Volunteer Park, 5514 Key Peninsula Highway N.

Rocky Creek Conservation Area, SR 302 at 150th Ave on Crews Road

Home Park, 213th Ave CT KPN

Kopachuck State Park, 10712 56th St NW

Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 South Vaughn Road

Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, shears, loppers, pruners, mattocks/pulaskis, rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and be sure to label them. It is not required to bring items, you can simply volunteer. In addition, a hotdog lunch will be provided at noon for workers at Sehmel Homestead Park or Gateway Park. See you at the park on Saturday, April 22nd!

If you are a part of a large group or organization, please contact one of the following agencies to help plan:
City of Gig Harbor contact Terri Reed at (253) 851-6170

PenMet Parks contact Eric Guenther at (253) 858-3400 x 1222

KeyPen Parks contact Veronica Grandt (253) 884-9240 x 22

Gig Harbor – Washington’s Maritime City.


Karen Scott, Tourism and Communications Director
City of Gig Harbor