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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

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
Walk Tacoma 2015 Series Kick-Off

11:30 am

Celebrate National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 1 at noon, with Downtown On the Go and the American Heart Association, in partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma. This event will kick-off the 2015 Walk Tacoma series sponsored by CHI Francis... 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

Saturday, April 4

Family Nature Walk-Swan Creek 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

Wednesday, April 8

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, April 11

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
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 ... More
Julia's Gulch 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 w... 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 pro... More
Party for the Planet

10:00 am

Celebrate your home planet with the animals that share it. Watch animals enjoy special treats and more. Free with admission Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium5400 N. Pearl St.Tacoma 98407591-5337,  pdza.org More
Family Nature Walk-Wapato 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
Brides for a Cause Wedding Dress Sale

12:00 pm

If you are a bride looking for a wedding dress, you will want to attend this event. More than 500 new and gently used unique wedding dresses offered at huge discounts. Prices start at just $150, average price is only $500, designer gowns are 50... More
Family Nature Walk-Oak Tree Park

1:00 pm

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

Sunday, April 12

Party for the Planet

10:00 am

Celebrate your home planet with the animals that share it. Watch animals enjoy special treats and more. Free with admission Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium5400 N. Pearl St.Tacoma 98407591-5337,  pdza.org More
Brides for a Cause Wedding Dress Sale

10:00 am

If you are a bride looking for a wedding dress, you will want to attend this event. More than 500 new and gently used unique wedding dresses offered at huge discounts. Prices start at just $150, average price is only $500, designer gowns are 50... More
Second Sunday Music Series

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month.The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities.Most of th... More

Monday, April 13

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, April 15

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

Thursday, April 16

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, April 18

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
Oak Treek 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 di... More
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 will... More
Family Nature Walk-Wapato Hills 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
Spring Fling

11:00 am

Bring family and friends to enjoy arts & crafts, games and more. FreeCenter at Norpoint4818 Nassau Ave. N.E.CenterAtNorpoint.org; 404-3900 More
Sewing to Sowing

11:00 am

Explore, Play, Create and Learn at Fort Nisqually’s Living History DayFeaturing special guest Marianne Binetti Experience springtime in the 1850s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum from ... More
Earth Day & Beyond!

12:00 pm

Join us for this special Earth Day Event at the Tacoma Nature Center. Explore how we can all be more involved with caring for our earth beyond this day and in our neighborhood as well as further afield. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FreeTacoma... More
Herbal Indulgence! workshop with Sue Goetz

12:00 pm

Create a Luxury Spa Experience at Home With Herbs From Your GardenJoin us for a workshop filled with fragrance! Grow healing and aromatic herbs to create hand blended spa products. Easy tips and ideas to make fresh potions for spa treatments in... More
April Pool's Day

1:00 pm

April Pool’s Day is No Joke – Kids Learn to Be Safe in WaterPreventing drowning, the second leading cause of death in children, could be as simple as spending a free afternoon at your local swimming pool.At 1 pm on Saturday, April 1... More

Sunday, April 19

Homemade Cleaners

1:00 pm

Informative workshop on homemade natural and herbal cleaners. Participants will leave equipped with recipes, resources and have the opportunity to make theeir own cleaning product to take home.Pre-Register at (253) 591-5330The Healing Garden Pl... More

Monday, April 20

Committee of the Whole - Cancelled
This meeting has been 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.'... More

Thursday, April 23

Point Defiance Master Plan Public Meeting

6:00 pm

Several years ago, we began working with the community to shape the future of Point Defiance Park. With citizens’ help, we’ve spent the first months of 2015 working to complete the process. On April 23, planners will present an upda... More

Saturday, April 25

Parks Appreciation Day

9:00 am

Do something good for the earth!  Participants are needed to spruce up local parks by trimming limbs, grooming grounds, combing beaches and planting more flowers and trees. This annual event draws thousands of volunteers in c... More
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
Family Nature Walk-Tacoma Nature Center

1:00 pm

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

Sunday, April 26

Cinderella Ball

1:00 pm

Inspired by a similar event in Washington, D.C., Tacoma Yacht Club and Metro Parks Tacoma's Specialized Recreation program are working together to produce a Cinderella Ball for young men and women with special needs.The idea is to giv... More

Monday, April 27

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

Tuesday, April 28

Community Cafe - Eastside Community Center & Pool

6:00 pm

Metro Parks, the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools and the Tacoma Housing Authority are collaborating to build a new community center in the Eastside of Tacoma.Come join the conversation about the programs and activities you want to see at ... More

Wednesday, April 29

Capital Improvement Committee-cancelled
This meeting has been cancelled.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 pr... More

Thursday, April 30

Schuster Slope Public Meeting

5:30 pm

You are invited to attend a presentation of the completed Schuster Slope Management Plan! This plan showcases a long-range vegetation management approach for the Schuster Slope landscape and is the product of collaboration between the public, t... More