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Monday, February 1

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... More

Saturday, February 6

Ryan's Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area and wetland every first Saturday.Our Habitat Steward Luis Yanez is a highly qualified citizen taking on the restoration of Ryan's Park. When he was a Lead for the Washington Conservation Corps (... More
Family Nature Walk-Titlow Park

10:00 am

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. ... More
Coffee: From Farm to Cup

11:00 am

This presentation is the first in the series of "Evolving: A Series of Talks on Evolution"Coffee: From Farm to Cup Tara from Cora Coffee, a small batch coffee roaster in Tacoma, will lead a coffee tastin... More
Date Night on the Docks

7:30 pm

Experienced naturalists will lead you on an aquatic night-time adventure as you peer underwater to explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks.Bring your someone special to enjoy this adult only "Pier Peer" paired with a roman... More

Monday, February 8

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, February 10

Joint Board meeting with Tacoma Public Schools

8:30 am

Joint Board meeting with Tacoma Public SchoolsPoint Defiance Zoo & Aquarium5400 N. Pearl St.Tacoma, WA 98407A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.Regula... More
Story Hour

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project.This month featuring Inch by Inch by Leo LionniTheme: WormsArt: CollageKids will have fun learning abou... More
Capital Improvement Committee

5:30 pm

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 di... More

Thursday, February 11

Fort Nisqually Public Meeting

6:00 pm

Fort Nisqually possibilities to be unveiled Feb. 11 A new visitor center, refurbished structures, better restroom access, improved parking, innovative interpretation techniques and more capital improvement possibilities at Fort Nisqually o... More

Friday, February 12

Wine & Chocolate

5:30 pm

Stroll through a romantically lit conservatory, sip on wine or champagne, nibble on decadent truffles, savory treats and chocolate covered strawberries. Enjoy live music and beautiful flor... More

Saturday, February 13

Chili Chase

8:00 am

Add some spice to your Valentine's weekend. Run or walk this chip-timed 5k and enjoy chili with all the toppings!LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP More
Wapato Hills Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces every second Saturday. all ages OK bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and close-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty we will... More
Franklin Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces every second Saturday. all ages OK bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and close-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty we will p... More
Relax and Renew

9:00 am

Relax and renew with an hour of guided meditation among the flowers. No experience necessary, accessible to all.Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. Suggested donation $10. To reserve your spot call (253) 591-5330.W.W. ... More
Kids 'n' Critters

9:30 am

The annual Kids ‘n’ Critters event takes place during Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 13 through 15. Up to four children, ages 12 and younger, will receive FREE admission to Northwest Trek with every full-paying adult or senior. Sp... More
Love at the Zoo

10:00 am

Feel the love as Zoo animals enjoy heart-shaped treats and special enrichments. Free with admissionpdza.org; 591-5337 More
Parenting Workshop

1:00 pm

Saturday, February 131:00 – 5:00pmNo child care is available, so please do not bring your child(ren).$10.00/family unit (includes caregivers)Registration is open to for registration beginning on 2/1/16 until all spaces are filled.Do you e... More

Sunday, February 14

Kids 'n' Critters

9:30 am

The annual Kids ‘n’ Critters event takes place during Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 13 through 15. Up to four children, ages 12 and younger, will receive FREE admission to Northwest Trek with every full-paying adult or senior. Sp... More
Love at the Zoo

10:00 am

Feel the love as Zoo animals enjoy heart-shaped treats and special enrichments. Free with admissionpdza.org; 591-5337 More
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's featured artist is Marsha & Lars (Folk Rock).The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended ... More

Monday, February 15

Kids 'n' Critters

9:30 am

The annual Kids ‘n’ Critters event takes place during Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 13 through 15. Up to four children, ages 12 and younger, will receive FREE admission to Northwest Trek with every full-paying adult or senior. Sp... More
Committee of the Whole -Cancelled
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
Animal Encounters with the Point Defiance Zoo
This presentation is the second in the series of "Evolving: A Series of talks on Evolution"Animal Encounters with the Point Defiance Zoo We’ll get an up-close learning experience with some of the Zoo’s Animal Am... More

Wednesday, February 17

Foss Waterway Parks Open House

6:00 pm

Metro Parks is working with the Foss Waterway Development Authority to support human-powered watercraft, picnic facilities and restrooms downtown. Two productive public meetings took place in December and January to discuss desi... More

Thursday, February 18

Third Thursday at the Conservatory
Visit the Conservatory’s beautiful exhibits during Third Thursday extended hours. FreeW.W. Seymour Conservatory316 S. G St., in Wright ParkSeymourConservatory.org; 591-5330 More

Friday, February 19

Volunteer for Tacoma Nature Center Habitat Restoration Work

9:00 am

Join us for our regular stewardship activities as we care for the park by removing invasive plant species, re-planting areas with native plants and helping those plants thrive. No experience necessary. Experienced habitat stewards wi... More

Saturday, February 20

McKinley Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces every second Saturday. all ages OK bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and close-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty we ... More
Oak Tree Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces every third Saturday. all ages OK bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and close-toed shoes that you don't mind getting... More
Point Defiance 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
Family Nature Walk-McKinley Park

10:00 am

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. ... More

Monday, February 22

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, February 24

Community Forums
Every six years Metro Parks Tacoma reaches out to the citizens to conduct scientifically valid surveys of how parks and facilities are meeting your needs. Please join us to review these recent surveys and help decide the f... More
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 di... More
The Evolution of Sociality

6:00 pm

This presentation is the third in the series of "Evolving: A Series of Talks on Evolution."The Evolution of SocialityPeter Wimberger, professor of Biology and Director of Slater Natural History Museum at the University of Puget Sound, will le... More

Thursday, February 25

Community Forums
Every six years Metro Parks Tacoma reaches out to the citizens to conduct scientifically valid surveys of how parks and facilities are meeting your needs. Please join us to review these recent surveys and help decide the f... More

Friday, February 26

Park Board Retreat

8:30 am

Park Board Annual RetreatPoint Defiance Zoo & Aquarium5400 N. Pearl St.Tacoma, WA 98407A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district.Regular MeetingsThe Boa... More

Saturday, February 27

Wapato Park Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green spaces. All ages OK. Bring garden gloves, wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will provide litter bags and tools. Wapato Park is ... More
Relax and Renew

9:00 am

Relax and renew with an hour of guided meditation among the flowers. No experience necessary, accessible to all.Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or pillow to sit on. Suggested donation $10. To reserve your spot call (253) 591-5330.W.W. ... More
Hilltop Heathy Kids & Family Carnival

12:00 pm

7th annual health and wellness fair features carnival games, music, dance, raffles, food The gymnasium of the People’s Community Center will go into party mode from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, when it hosts its a... More
Snake Lake Adventure Quest

1:00 pm

Who said scavenger hunts were just for kids? It’s time to hit the trails with a set of clues and let the adventure begin! Teams will answer riddles, complete missions, and navigate the trails of Snake Lake to win great prizes. If you are... More
South Sound Wedding Workshop

2:00 pm

Are you planning a wedding? Engaged couples, their wedding party and parents are invited to attend this free event.This wedding workshop is an opportunity for engaged couples to learn helpful tips from premier South Sound wedding professional... More

Sunday, February 28

Leapin' Lemurs

10:00 am

Join us in celebrating some of our favorite primates during Leap Day weekend. Free with admissionpdza.org; 591-5337 More
Herb Garden Work Party

2:00 pm

Participate in a work party in the herb garden. Help with maintenance and prepare the garden for spring planting, all are welcome.Point Defiance Herb Garden5400 N. Pearl St.Facebook.com/TERRAHerbGardeners More

Monday, February 29

Leapin' Lemurs

10:00 am

Join us in celebrating some of our favorite primates during Leap Day weekend. Free with admissionpdza.org; 591-5337 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).Me... More