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October 12

Fall Tree Festival

Saturday, October 12 (10:00am - 1:00pm)

Tree Festival Celebrates Tacoma’s Urban Forest

Kids can climb a tree, create leaf art projects and participate in other activities from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 12 in Tacoma’s Wright Park.

The kids' tree climbing will be supervised by certified arborists who bring ropes, harnesses and helmets to help kids climb safely. Arborists and Metro Parks Tacoma's Urban Forester will also be on hand to answer tree care questions.

While in the park, families can stroll the paths, jump in fallen leaves, play on the new playground, relax beside the pond or check out the information and activities provided at vendor and information booths.

Organizations on site for Green Tacoma Day from 10 am to 1 pm include:

  • The Green Tacoma Partnership
  • TAGRO
  • Pierce Conservation District
  • Tacoma Water
  • Pierce County Health Department
  • The Community Garden Program
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • Puget Sound Starts Here
  • USDA/WSDA
  • and more.

“We want to increase people’s awareness of the value of trees in urban settings,” Kathy Sutalo, urban forester for Metro Parks Tacoma, said. “Of course, we also want them to have fun while they’re at the park,” she added.

tree festival climbing a treeThe urban forest is a crucial part of our ecosystem, providing wildlife habitat, cleaning our air, and protecting our water resources. The legacy of trees left to us by previous generations also adds beauty and interest to the city. Wright Park, located at 501 South G St., has an especially rich variety of trees, many over 100 years old.

No need to sign up...just show up and have fun!

Wright Park
501 South G St

Tacoma, WA 98402
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