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Point Defiance Park Master Plan Update ready for viewing May 28

May 14, 2015

Open house will give public opportunity to talk with planners before Park Board reviews document One of the most noticeable outcomes of this year’s proposed update to the Point Defiance Park master plan is the absence of sweeping changes. After months of program analysis and conversation with citizens, Metro Parks... Read More

Recent Articles

Point Defiance master plan in the news

May 22, 2015

Point Defiance Park master plan featured on front page of the May 21, 2015 Tacoma Weekly. Read it online at: Read More
People's Pool groundbreaking marks a major milestone

May 8, 2015

Years after Hilltop residents said they wanted a new pool for People’s Community Center, Tacoma leaders paused Thursday at the center to reco... Read More
Bike trail expansion connects two parks

May 7, 2015

City of Tacoma officials commemorated completion of phase II of the Water Flume Trail; cyclists can now ride safely between Oak Tree Park and South... Read More
PIO Notes

May 5, 2015

Happy Tuesday. The warm weather has helped along plenty of projects throughout our park district, from Point Defiance to the Hilltop neighborhood t... Read More
Point Defiance Visitors Center Enhances Your Park Experience

May 4, 2015

Whether you’ve come to Point Defiance Park for decades, or you’re a first time visitor looking for an orientation to the park's 760 acr... Read More
Solar powered garbage means fewer trips to the landfill!

May 4, 2015

Partnering with Tacoma’s Public Works Department to Evaluate Recycling in Park Settings New recycling and garbage units have been installed a... Read More
100th Anniversary of Meadow Park Golf Course

May 4, 2015

This year Meadow Park Golf Course celebrates Tacoma’s first century of public golf. The first nine holes of what was then... Read More
Fashion and Family Fun at the Fort

May 4, 2015

A revealing look at Victorian fashion – including a peek at corsets and petticoats – will be part of the annual celebration of Queen Vi... Read More
Longtime Zoo Employee and Educator Named Education Curator

May 4, 2015

Karen Povey, a 17-year employee at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium who helped pioneer educational live-animal presentations at Wild Wonders Outdo... Read More

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