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Risk of fire high in Point Defiance, Swan Creek and other Metro Parks sites

August 18, 2016

Reminder: Open burning is prohibited   Extremely hot, dry weather has prompted bans on outdoor burning in Pierce County and on  state-m... Read More
New Point Defiance Field Guide and interactive game promises fun, prizes

August 9, 2016

Get your free guide at park Visitors Center, Point Defiance Marina shop   A fun, prize-filled adventure awaits individuals and families alik... Read More
Community asked to watch for solicitation scam

August 9, 2016

Metro Parks Tacoma has received a report of a person knocking on doors and asking for donations on behalf of Metro Parks. Neither the park distr... Read More
New People’s Community Center pool opens Sept. 24

August 4, 2016

Grand opening features free access to the pool and center Get ready to dip your toes in Tacoma’s newest public, indoor  swimming... Read More
Coming this fall: Help solve Point Defiance Park’s traffic and parking puzzle

August 4, 2016

Public meetings will seek input on ways to improve safety and access   If you’ve driven to Point Defiance Park on a sunny, summer Satu... Read More
Are plants your passion? Join the garden volunteers at Point Defiance Park

August 4, 2016

It’s still cool, but the bumble bees are already buzzing between the open-faced blossoms when a crew of dedicated volunteers converges on Poi... Read More
Metro Parks Today: March 2016

August 4, 2016

People’s Community Center pool opens Sept. 24 If you want to get something done, speak up. A grand opening of the new pool at People&... Read More
Sun in the sky, ‘snow’ on the ground at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Aug. 20

August 4, 2016

There’s a 100 percent chance of ‘snow’ at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Saturday, August 20. Sure, the calendar says it&rs... Read More
Sugar and Spice and all things nice: The votes are in, and the public picked sweet names

August 4, 2016

They hop sideways. They jump. They run in a blur around the goat yard. They nap. They nurse. The twin sister Nigerian dwarf goats born two weeks... Read More
3-month-old muskox calf makes public debut at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

August 4, 2016

At about 140 pounds, he looks like a large ball of fluffy gray and white fur with short, stubby legs and huge brown eyes. But when fully grown,... Read More

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