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Parks Appreciation Day Returns April 26th

Gig Harbor, Wash., March 27th, 2014 – Volunteers from around the Greater Gig Harbor area will come together on Saturday April 26th for the annual Parks Appreciation Day event.

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. From 9am-Noon it is fun for all ages to volunteer! Families, groups or individuals are all encouraged to join the fun 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

Grandview Forest Park, 3488 Grandview 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 Drive

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

Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 - 78th Ave. NW

Narrows Park, 1600 Lucille Pkwy NW

Bujacich Property, 10200 Bujacich Rd NW, So. of Fire Station

Volunteer Park Ball Fields, 5514 Key Peninsula Hwy

Gateway Gardens, 10215 SR 302

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

KP Civic Center, 17010 South Vaughn Road, Vaughn

Purdy Spit County Park, Shoreline by the Purdy Bridge

In addition, a hotdog lunch will be provided at noon for workers at Sehmel Homestead Park or Volunteer Park.

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 Melinda Boullion at (253) 851-8136

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

KeyPen Parks contact Jessica Smeall (253) 884-9240 x 22

See you at the park on Saturday, April 26th. Gig Harbor – Washington’s Maritime City.