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Southwood Park Pool OPENS AT 2 P.M. Today 6/26/18

Due to a mechanical issue, the pool at Southwood Park will not open until 2 p.m. today, June 26th, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

 

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Thank you to all who came to Bike to Work Day!

The Parkersburg Advisory Board and the City of Parkersburg would like to thank all of those riders who came out for the Bike to Work Day ride!  It was a beautiful morning for a ride, which included a light breakfast for those riders at Highmark West Virginia.  The Parkersburg Advisory Board encourages all to safely ride their bicycles and always wear a helmet.

The Parkersburg Advisory Board would also like to thank the Point Park Marketplace, Highmark West Virginia and the Blennerhassett Bicycle Club for their support and help with the ride.

 

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Parkersburg celebrates Arbor Day!

Last Friday, May 11th, 2018, the City of Parkersburg & the Parkersburg Tree Commission celebrated Arbor Day.  With the help of the students with the Agriculture Program at the Wood County Technical Center, a tree was planted near the Center’s sign along Blizzard Drive.  The students planted the tree and installed a barrier for a mulch ring around the tree.

This year’s Arbor Day marks the 20th year that the City of Parkersburg was named a Tree City USA community.  To qualify as a Tree City USA community, a municipality must meet four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.

  1. Must have a tree board or department.
  2. Must have a Tree Ordinance
  3. Must document at least $2 per capita toward the planting, care and removal of trees.
  4. Must observe and proclaim Arbor Day.

The City of Parkersburg and the Parkersburg Tree Commission again wants to thank the students and faculty with the Agriculture Program at the Wood County Technical Center for their continued help for Arbor Day and the service they provide to the community.

 

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Website Updated with Recycling Information!

Did you know that Parkersburg provides a curb-side recycling service for no additional cost along with your regularly scheduled trash service pickup?

As part of the Fiscal Year 2017 REAP Grant, the City of Parkersburg was awarded funds to help promote recycling through the City of Parkersburg website.  With the help of Machine Communications, located here in Parkersburg, WV, all your recycling questions can be answered on our website.  From pickup schedules, to where you can go to drop off recyclable materials, and to learn what you can and can’t recycle, please check out the Sanitation & Recycling tab under Services on the City Website.

If you are interested in recycling, please contact the Sanitation Department at 304-424-8570 to receive your green bin and start recycling!

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Tree Planting on Market Street / No Parking & Traffic Delays

Please expect the possibility of traffic delays tomorrow, December 21st, 2017 on Market Street between 9th Street to 3rd Street.  Various parking spots will be blocked off starting Wednesday evening until tomorrow for the planting of trees on Market Street.

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Public Works Department Appreciation Day!

Today, the City of Parkersburg’s Public Works Departments enjoyed a nice appreciation lunch at the City Park.  Thank you for everything you do for the City of Parkersburg!

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City of Parkersburg is awarded $3,000 from a WVDEP REAP Litter Control Grant!

Did you know that the City of Parkersburg operates the largest recycling center by a municipality in the State of West Virginia?

The City of Parkersburg operates a curbside recycling program for free to any interested citizen within the corporate limits of Parkersburg.  Recycle materials are picked up 5 days a week and is provided in conjunction with refuse pick-ups.  Our facility would not be possible without grant funds provided by West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan Grant Program.

This year, the City of Parkersburg was awarded a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection REAP Litter Control Grant.  This matching grant will be used to purchase new 14-Gallon Recycling Bins for the city-wide recycling program.

If you are interested in starting to recycle and live within the City of Parkersburg, please contact the Sanitation Department at 304-424-8572 to get a recycling bin and start recycling today!

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