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June Work-Party

Park Pals and the City of Federal Way’s Parks Department continued their recent efforts to significantly upgrade the appearance and safety of French Lake Park at the June Work Party.


Volunteers and Parks Staff helped “re-home” many dozens of plants from Town Square Park to the friendly confines of French Lake Park

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Some of the June arrivals in their new home.

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Many, many thanks to all who helped.  Many  volunteers  and staff put in “lots” of long hours in heat which surpassed 90 degrees to do planting, clean up, and, of course, do battle with the ever-present insidious blackberries!


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Even so, it was a productive and eventful day for the park and “fun” day for at least one furry patron!

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Thanks once again to  for keeping us amply supplied with their wonderful coffee products!

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Come Help at the Work Party on June 27th

Hey, everyone, Park Pals is having its summer work party on June 27th from 10 a.m. until ???? Come help us resume the battle with the relentless blackberries, tidy up the park and clean park  fixtures, etc. Lets help keep French Lake Park the best off-leash park around!!!!



The blackberry bushes below were clipped to about a 6-9 inch height when I did some trimming on March 9th, after our last Work Party. You can see how much they’ve grown since then, even without much natural or supplemental water  from LakeHaven.


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Remember to Change Out the Water in the Water Bowls!

Just a reminder, I think it’s a good idea for all of us to stay on top of ensuring there is fresh water for our pups in the park’s water bowls. Doing this has been made somewhat easier by the much-welcomed recent addition of the water hydrant by Federal Way Parks (good going, parks department!)

Previous visitors to a water bowl often cloud up or introduce debris into the bowls. This includes other doggies but also creatures such as the crows, who like to dip their food into and drink out of the bowls as well.


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