Camas-Washougal, WA – Join volunteers and service club members in a fun and rewarding annual park beautification at Parker’s Landing Historical Park (west of Westlie Ford, Washougal), at the Camas-Washougal Port Marina.
The Annual Park Beautification Days take place this year on Tuesday, April 18 and Tuesday, May 16. It officially runs from 3 pm to 5 pm, however, anyone who needs to come before or afterwards is welcome. Enjoy the camaraderie and the “before” and “after” satisfaction of caring for this park gem – a national, state, and country registered historic site. And help prepare the park to look its best for the second annual Parkersville Day on Saturday, June 3 from 12 pm to 3 pm.
“We are asking volunteers to bring their own gardening tools, brooms, power washers, rags and water buckets,” said Susan Tripp, a Parkersville National Historic Site Advisory Committee Member. “The committee organizes and participates in these events. Bring your expertise in roses and other plant pruning and fertilization. The park depends on volunteers to clean out the winter stages and cut back the rapid spring growth and spouting weeds.”
Jeff Carlson, the newest member of the Parkersville National Historic Site Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Port, will contribute his expertise by power washing the aggregate Kiosk and Rose Arbor flooring and park benches, then sealing them. Last year, PAC Member Jeff Buchholz added a shelf to the volunteers’ garden shed, while others helped clear and clean it in preparation for summer watering.
The Lions Club weeded the rose arbor, brought rakes and brooms along with shears and muscle power. They pulled out bulb plants that had multiplied from one planter to covering part of the walking path. The Soroptimists replaced dead winter plants with new spring color in the Silo Planter and power washed its brick border. Other volunteers beautified planters, cleared out old vegetation, cut back overgrowth, and removed new weeds.
Since the park’s dedication on June 1, 1986, volunteers have been active partners in park preservation and beautification. With summers warming up over the last seven years, the historical park as an archeological site relies on volunteers, service clubs, and scouts to deep water the heritage trees, roses, and more in the main section of the park that is not irrigated.
“You’ll enjoy the outdoor camaraderie and the before and after feeling of accomplishment for just a couple of hours of handywork,” said Port Commissioner Cassi Marshall who has participated along with Port Executive Director, David Ripp. Commissioner Marshall is an active member of the PAC.
For more information about Parkersville Day, email [email protected] or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ParkersLandingHistoricalPark