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Parks Appreciation Day 2010

Parks Appreciation Day in Lakewood!!
April 24, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Join us at the City of Lakewood's 8th annual Parks Appreciation Day celebration. We are planning projects at Fort Steilacoom Park, American Lake Park, the city's Blue Berry Fields and Wards Lake Park. Join us between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon as we participate in a county-wide Parks Appreciation Day and jointly celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day and National Parks Week.

You should dress appropriately for the weather; bring clearly-labeled hand tools from home (including such things as pruners, gloves, rakes, shovels, small pitch forks) and your enthusiasm, smiles and energy! This is a FUN event in the outdoors and you'll be able to help prepare our local parks for the busy spring/summer seasons.

Last year, hundreds of flowers and shrubs were planted on Parks Appreciation Day and and wood chips and mulch were spread on flower beds, playgrounds and in the blueberry fields. We've cleaned out barns, dismantled fences, painted shelters, built sidewalks, pressure washed playground equipment . . . the list is endless for the projects we've completed on previous Parks Appreciation Days. This year, new projects are planned to improve our local parks. We need your help.

Join us on Saturday, April 24th. To register your family, service organization or your school or church groups, please call Suzi Riley at (253) 983-7758. We'll find a spot for you and will appreciate your help.