Make a Difference Day

Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, October 28, 2017 and “Make A Difference” in University Place by pitching in to help improve one of our city’s community parks.

Volunteers are needed to help with clean-up activities at Riconosciuto Park, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parking will be available at Cirque Park, 7250 Cirque Drive W. This year's planned park activity will include trail improvement, cutting back blackberries and garbage cleanup. Prepare to bring your work gloves, rakes, shovels, hoes and wear your boots! This event takes place rain or shine.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and go until noon, but as the old saying goes, “Many hands make for light work” so encourage as many people as you can – family, friends, scout groups, co-workers, etc. – to help out and make a difference in our community.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own hand tools such as rakes, hoes and gloves. For more information, please call City of U.P. Parks Maintenance at 253.460.6493.

Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual days of service nationwide. It is a national day of neighbors helping neighbors, citizens helping their community. It is estimated that in 2009 over 9 million volunteers came out and made a difference in their communities. Whether you prefer to volunteer as an individual or as a group, it is a great way to become involved with your community. Since 1992, volunteers from communities across the country have participated in Make A Difference Day activities with the singular purpose of improving the lives of others.

Each year the City of University Place Parks Department coordinates work parties and cleanups at various park properties.

Contact: Parks Maintenance Department, 253.460.5432 or 253.460.6493.

Event Date: 
Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 9:00am