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Monday, March 2

Trip Talk!

11:00 am

Learn about Metro Parks’ upcoming Fifty and Better trips and tours and share your ideas for future trips. Free!Information and pictures of all the upcoming destinations will be presented.Center at Norpoint4818 Nassau Ave. N.E.Wed., Feb. 2... More
Committee of the Whole

5:30 pm

Committee of the Whole meetings are normally held at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Mondays of each month. All 5 Board members are scheduled to attend. The format is a 'Work Session.' (no public comment).Me... More

Wednesday, March 4

Trip Talk!

10:15 am

Learn about Metro Parks’ upcoming Fifty and Better trips and tours and share your ideas for future trips. Free!Information and pictures of all the upcoming destinations will be presented.Center at Norpoint4818 Nassau Ave. N.E.Wed., Feb. 2... More

Saturday, March 7

NW Trek Career Day
If you are a high school or college student who is interested in a career in the zoological field, you won’t want to miss Career Day at Northwest Trek! Explore a variety of zoological career options and exciting opportunities throug... More
Point Defiance Rose Pruning Demo

9:00 am

Are Your Roses Ready for Spring? Consulting rosarians from the Tacoma Rose Society and Metro Parks staff will demonstrate rose-pruning techniques and share information on how to care for roses from 9 am to noon on March 7 at the Point Defiance ... More
Snake Lake Science Fair

1:30 pm

Students ages 6-18 from public, private and home schools create their own science projects to participate in this exciting community event. Open to all local homeschool students, public and private school students. Project application... More
Pier Peer in Tacoma

7:30 pm

Bring your family and join us for an aquatic night-time adventure as you explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks with experienced naturalists! See and touch creatures brought up from the deep by local divers. Participate in a ... More

Sunday, March 8

Second Sunday Music Series

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. This month featuring Eugenie Jones, award-winning jazz singer. (www.reverbnation.com/eugeniejones) The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musi... More

Monday, March 9

Park Board Meeting
A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.Regular MeetingsThe Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metr... More

Wednesday, March 11

Capital Improvement Committee
The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. The publ... More
Story Hour at the Conservatory

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.Kids will have fun learning about nature and plants through stories and crafts.Suggested donation: ... More

Saturday, March 14

Relax and Renew

9:00 am

Relax and renew with an hour of guided meditation & gentle movement. No experience necessary, accessible to all. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. Suggested donation $10. To ... More

Monday, March 16

Committee of the Whole
Committee of the Whole meetings are normally held at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Mondays of each month. All 5 Board members are scheduled to attend. The format is a 'Work Session.' (no public comment).Metro ... More

Thursday, March 19

Third Thursday at the Conservatory

10:00 am

Stop by the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory during extended evening hours and tour this beloved icon from Tacoma's past. Free admission.Exotic Tropical plants and floral displays await you at the conservatory in Wright Park. This historic g... More

Saturday, March 21

Garden Sale to Benefit Rose Garden

9:00 am

A Garden Sale to benefit the Metro Parks’ Rose Gardens will be held from 9 am to 3 pm on March 21 at the Point Defiance Pagoda. Sponsored by the Tacoma Rose Society, the sale will feature roses grown by Metro Parks’ staff and Tacoma... More
Mud Run

9:00 am

Bring the family out for a muddy chip-timed 3-mile trail run! The course is designed for dirt-tromping, fire-leaping, mud-loving children and adults as well as fastidious folkswho plan to puddle-jump and keep their feet dry. LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP More
Point Defiance Marina Beach Cleanup

9:00 am

Get hooked on helping at these cleanup events held every 3rd Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina. Join other volunteers to make a difference in the health and cleanliness of our beaches. Meet at Point Defiance Marina Complex, 5912 N. Wate... More
Summer Camp Fair

10:00 am

Explore hundreds of ideas for summer at ParentMap's Summer Camp Fair. Find adventures, enrichment and fun of every possible variety for preschoolers to teens.Parents seeking summertime childcare and enrichment solutions can explore dozens of di... More
Family Dance: Off to Neverland

6:00 pm

Parents and children are invited to an enchanted evening of dancing and desserts with Tinkerbell. $10-$20 STAR Center3873 S. 66th St.404-3939 STARCenterTacoma.org More

Monday, March 23

Park Board Meeting
A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.Regular MeetingsThe Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metr... More

Wednesday, March 25

Capital Improvement Committee
The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. Th... More

Thursday, March 26

Point Defiance Master Plan Public Meeting

6:00 pm

You're invited to join us to discuss the Point Defiance Park Master Plan and affirm the vision and direction for the park. Since 2005, we have been working with the public and community partners to craft a Master Plan to guide the park well ... More

Saturday, March 28

Relax and Renew

9:00 am

Relax and renew with an hour of guided meditation & gentle movement. No experience necessary, accessible to all. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. Suggested donation $10. To ... More
Spring Fling

10:00 am

Bring the whole family to enjoy arts & crafts, petting zoo, entertainment, food, family friendlyactivities and more! FreePortland Ave. Community Center 3513 Portland Ave. MetroParksTacoma.org/Portland; 591-5391 More

Monday, March 30

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation superstars during this wild week! Free with admission FREE with paid admission or membership. pdza.org More
Committee of the Whole
Committee of the Whole meetings are normally held at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Mondays of each month. All 5 Board members are scheduled to attend. The format is a 'Work Session.' (no public comment).Metro ... More

Tuesday, March 31

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation superstars during this wild week! Free with admission FREE with paid admission or membership. pdza.org More

Wednesday, April 1

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation superstars during this wild week! Free with admission FREE with paid admission or membership. pdza.org More

Thursday, April 2

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation superstars during this wild week! Free with admission FREE with paid admission or membership. pdza.org More

Friday, April 3

Spring Break Superstars at the Zoo
Salute the Zoo’s conservation superstars during this wild week! Free with admission FREE with paid admission or membership. pdza.org More