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City of Gig Harbor co-hosts Parks Appreciation Day April 23rd

Partnership event with Key Pen Parks & Pen Met Parks seeking volunteers

Gig Harbor, Wash., March 7th, 2016 – The public is invited to volunteer and get involved in Parks Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 23rd. 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 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.

Kopachuck State Park, 11101 - 56th St NW

360 Trails, 10905 - 144th St. NW
Home Park, 213th Ave CT KPN

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

KP Civic Center, 17010 South Vaughn Road, Vaughn

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 23rd!

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 Christina Hallock (253) 884-9240 x 22

Kopachuck State Park, Ranger Dennis Mills (253) 265-3606

Gig Harbor – Washington’s Maritime City.



Karen Scott, City of Gig Harbor
Tourism and Communications Director
(253) 853-3554