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Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures is now part of Tacoma Nature Center.

Campout in the Parks 2015
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Upcoming Programs - Family Paddles

Blake Island Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up
$30/participant, $27/TNC Member Participant
Kayak with your family out to Blake Island. This beautiful Marine State Park is only accessible by boat. Equipment and instruction provided. Pre-registration is required.
Participants meet at the Southworth Ferry Terminal, map and directions of all boat launches is available here.
76974           October 4, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Call to sign up: (253) 591-6439

Upcoming Programs - Adult Kayak Trips

Paddle and Pints
Ages 21 and up
$65/participant, $58.50/TNC Member Participant 
Kayak past the world famous Chambers Bay Golf Course to Narrows Brewing and end the afternoon sipping on a locally crafted microbrew. Pre-registration required.
Participants meet at Narrows Marina. A map and directions is available here. Transportation will be provided to the kayak launch site.
76972        September 19   2:00pm – 5:00pm

Nisqually Delta Naturalist Led Paddle
Ages 18 and up
$75/participant, $67.50/TNC Member Participant 
Join us for an evening paddle in one of the largest saltwater estuaries in the South Sound. Learn about all kinds of birds, sea life and places from an expert naturalist as you paddle. Pre-registration required.
Participants meet at Luhr Beach. A map and directions is available here.
76973        October 10   2:00pm – 5:00pm

Mountain Biking Classes & Camps
with Evergreen Mountain Bike

Register for mtn bike classes.
Register for mtn bike summer camps

Children get ready to ride paved streets no longer used by vehicles in the upland area of Swan Creek ParkAge: 9-13
Spend 4 action-packed days biking at Swan Creek! Dominate jumps, rip through dirt, and hammer around roots and rocks! Learn technical trickery, jumps, and drops. Build skills, play games and learn about trail stewardship!
Sign up for Mtn Bike Camp

  • July 20-23
  • August 3-6

CLASS: Basic Skills: Level 1
Ages 18 and up
Learn to stay balanced and in control with basic bike handling skills. Focus on getting
comfortable with proper body positioning, braking, and wheel lifts to make you more
confident out on the trails. Swan Creek Park
75548   August 8, 10:00am – 1:00pm

CLASS: Basic Skills: Level 2
Ages 18 and up
Learn to navigate tight turns, corner with speed and confidence, and conquer obstacles like roots, logs and just about anything else that you may come across along the trails.
Swan Creek Park
75550   July 26, 10:00am – 1:00pm

CLASS: Basic Skills for Kids
Ages 8 – 13
Learn how to climb hills and safely go down hills while rolling over small logs and roots, and riding through twisty trails. Swan Creek Park                                              

CLASS: Dirt Riders Series
Ages 8 – 13
Learn warm up drills, then hit the trails, exploring twisting single track, rallying over roots and logs, and playing balance and agility games. Swan Creek Park
75561   August 4 – 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Register for biking classes.
Register for biking summer camps


Contact Us
(253) 320-1111