Metro Parks Tacoma

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Agency Plans & Partnerships

We believe in data-driven operations and collaborative partnerships

  • We combine statistically valid surveys with strategic planning to identify program and resource needs
  • We modify offerings based on registration data and participant surveys.
  • As part of our 2016 Mission-led Comprehensive Plan, we used an ETC Institute scientific survey of MPT households to help guide decisions on future recreation programs. Every six years, Metro Parks Tacoma reviews and updates plans with this type of survey, which describes demographics and identifies needs and gaps in service.
     

Strategic Planning Framework

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Metro Parks Tacoma relies on partnerships with other public or government agencies, community and nonprofit organizations, and private corporations to achieve its vision, mission and goals.
11-24-14-Board-Meeting-Budget-Book-COVER FUNDING and BUDGET
Funding for Metro Parks Tacoma services comes from a combination of earned revenue, property tax, sales tax, money from the City of Tacoma and grants.

 
Kids With Giant Globe Ball at Play In Peace Day in Wright Park MISSION, VISION & VALUES
Good parks, open space and program services contribute to the community economically, environmentally, socially and culturally. 
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The road map for Tacoma's future parks and recreation programs . . . Green Vision 2030 provides an interim update of the 2006 strategic plan by taking into account new trends, needs and demographics.
 
Strategic Action Plan Cover 2013-2018 STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN
The three bienna shorter-term 6-Year Strategic Action Plan (created in 2012 for 2013-2018) is an extract from the 20-yr strategic master plan that prioritizes initiatives and resource allocations to achieve near term operational goals; more importantly, tangible outcomes that demonstrate tot he community our intention to fulfill their interests and needs. 
2013-2018 Strategic Action Plan
 
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Everything Metro Parks Tacoma does provides both a non‐programmed and programmed level of service to meet the three Mission‐Led Program Areas through outreach that promotes inclusion and diversity.
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ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES

ADA TRANSITION PLAN 2015-2016
Over 70 of our facilities have transition plans that Metro Parks Tacoma has been actively working to resolve through capital bond improvements and maintenance work orders.  Most of the work in community parks was completed using 2005 bond funding. Additional work to complete most of the outstanding needs is part of the 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Program using 2014 bond funding. Audits for all parks are on file and are available for review upon request.
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LEGISLATIVE
Monitor, develop and support mutual legislative priorities that support, advance and protect MPT programs, services and sustainability.
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Metro Parks strives to be an ethical and responsible steward of Tacoma's financial, physical, natural, environmental, historical and cultural park resources.