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Warm weather forecast prompts early opening of 6 of Tacoma’s 10 spraygrounds

May 19, 2017

Metro Parks staff usually use the month of May to prepare spraygrounds for summer, with normal operation only on weekends. This year, the park... Read More
Learn about construction of Point Defiance Park roundabout

May 19, 2017

Details to be discussed at public meetings May 30, June 6   A traffic roundabout will soon replace the tangled intersection that now confo... Read More
Washington Youth Heritage Project comes to Fort Nisqually

May 18, 2017

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, the City of Tacoma, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and Tacoma Metro Parks are joining forces with... Read More
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum wins historic preservation award

May 18, 2017

Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission puts spotlight on annual Candlelight Tours   Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is amo... Read More
Speeding and wildlife feeding about to get more attention in Point Defiance Park

May 17, 2017

Metro Parks works with Tacoma police to boost patrols and ticketing as park enters its busy season   Metro Parks Tacoma has contracted with... Read More
Vehicle found at bottom of Wapato Lake

May 15, 2017

A dive team from Tacoma Police Department was at Wapato Lake on Monday, May 15 to investigate a vehicle discovered in the lake. The vehicle was fou... Read More
Metro Parks named finalist for National Gold Medal Award

May 12, 2017

Park district will compete for major honor awarded in park and recreation industry   Metro Parks Tacoma is a finalist for the prestigious... Read More
Renovated Rocky Shores habitat now open at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

May 11, 2017

Huge crowds gathered this morning for the Grand Re-Opening of the renovated marine mammal complex – and Tacoma Rainiers’ mascot Rhuba... Read More
Wapato Lake water quality treatment successful

May 11, 2017

Treatment aims to make lake safe for pets, fishing and boating   Metro Parks Tacoma on Tuesday successfully treated Wapato Lake to reduce pu... Read More
Taking strides to improve access to recreation; Park Board Notes May 2017

May 11, 2017

As we look forward to summer, Metro Parks Tacoma’s busiest season, it’s an opportune time to spread the word about our stepped-up eff... Read More

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