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Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventures program is now part of Tacoma Nature Center!

Please note that all trip withdrawals must be made prior to 48 hours before the trip to be eligible for a refund.   .

Find Outdoor Adventure Summer Camps  here, or download a  flyer.
Fall 2017 programs will open for registration on July 13 for TNC Members and August 2 for everyone else.

 

  Family Adventures

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Mother’s Day Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $35 + tax/person, $31.50 + tax/TNC Member
Spend the morning paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma.  Paddle past the glass museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th street bridge on this urban Mother’s Day adventure.  Pre-registration required.
84821    May 14       10:00am - 12:00pm    Meet at 1930 E D Street

Family Paddle Ketron Island
Ages 7 and up, $40 + tax/person, $36 + tax/TNC member
So close to civilization, yet so far away!  Paddle from the town of Steilacoom to Ketron Island.  Enjoy the views of the south sound islands as you watch for wildlife. Pre-registration required.
84823    June 10       9:00am - 12:00pm    Meet at Steilacoom boat launch

Father’s Day Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $40.00 + tax/person, $36.00 + tax/TNC member
This Father’s Day treat your dad to a special paddle trip in the south sound.  Kayak on the beautiful Nisqually River Delta.  Take in the sights while you paddle though this National Wildlife Refuge.  Pre-registration required.
84824    June 18       10:00 am - 1:00 pm    Meet at Luhr Beach boat launch

Freedom Fair Family Kayak Trip
Ages 7 and up, $40.00 + tax/person, $36.00 + tax/TNC member
Paddle from Thea’s Park along Ruston Way to the Tacoma 4th of July Freedom Fair.  Spend the lunch hour taking in the sights and sounds and grab a bite. After spending time at the Fair paddle back to Thea’s Park.  Pre-registration required.
84826    July 4          11:00 am - 2:00 pm    Meet at Thea’s Park

Blake Island Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $40.00 + tax/person, $36.00 + tax/TNC member
Paddle to Blake Island Marine State Park. Enjoy the views of the Seattle skyline and marine wildlife on this beautiful excursion. Pre-registration required.
84827    July 22          2:00 pm - 5:00 pm        Meet at Southworth Ferry Landing

Boston Harbor Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $40.00 + tax/person, $36.00 + tax/TNC member
Launch in quaint Boston Harbor and paddle south past the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse exploring the South Sound’s Budd Inlet. Pre-registration required.
84830    August 5    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm    Meet at Boston Harbor Marina

Thea Foss Waterway Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $40.00 + tax/person, $36.00 + tax/TNC member
Spend a few hours paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma.  Paddle past the glass museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th street bridge on this urban water adventure.  Pre-registration required.
        Sept. 30     10:00 am - 12:00 pm    Meet at 1930 E D Street

 
  Adults Only Adventure


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Nisqually Delta Adult Paddle
Ages 18 and up, $65 + tax/person, $58.50/TNC member
Enjoy a paddle through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all kinds of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle. Pre-registration required.
84833    July 1       10:00am - 1:00pm        Meet at Luhr Beach boat launch

Boston Harbor Adult Paddle
Ages 18 and up, $65 + tax/person, $58.50/TNC member
Launch in quaint Boston Harbor and paddle south past the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse exploring the South Sound’s Budd Inlet.  Pre-registration required.
84834    August 26    12:00pm - 3:00pm    Meet at Boston Harbor Marina

Nisqually Sunset Adult Paddle
Ages 18 and up, $65 + tax/person, $58.50/TNC member
Enjoy an evening paddle through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all kinds of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle. Pre-registration required.
84837    September 16      3:30pm - 6:30pm    Meet at Luhr Beach boat launch
 

  Family Campouts

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Family Campouts at Owen Beach
Ages 3 and up
Join us for three different nights under the stars with your family and friends.  Includes tent space, evening snack, evening program, kids crafts, games and a sunrise breakfast.  You will need to bring a tent, sleeping bag, toiletries, flashlight, camp chairs, and any other camping equipment you may need. Pre-registration required.

4 Person Tent Space (8’X8’) $50
84674     7/14-7/15      Fri-Sat 7pm-9am
84676    7/28-7/29     Fri- Sat 7pm-9am
84677    8/18-8/19      Fri-Sat 7pm-9am

6 Person Tent Space (10’x10’) $75
84680    7/14-7/15      Fri-Sat 7pm-9am
84681     7/28-7/29     Fri- Sat 7pm-9am
84683    8/18-8/19      Fri-Sat 7pm-9am

8 Person Tent Space (12’x12’) $100
84684    7/14-7/15      Fri-Sat 7pm-9am
84686     7/28-7/29     Fri- Sat 7pm-9am
84688     8/18-8/19      Fri-Sat 7pm-9am

For more information visit www.metroparkstacoma.org/campout

 

Contact Us
(253) 320-1111
kylec@tacomaparks.com


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