Metro Parks Tacoma

Special Events











CHIP-in! has several special events throughout the year, each with a different set of goals in mind, but all with the ultimate goal of improving our parks and natural areas.

8 CHIP-in! Volunteers With Bags by Owen Beach POINT DEFIANCE MARINA BEACH CLEAN UPS
Every 3rd Saturday from 9 am to noon.
• Jul. 16
• Aug. 20
• Sep. 17
• Oct. 15
• Nov. 19
• Dec. 17
Man and Two Boys Cleaning Up Trails TRAILS DAY 
June 4, 2016  from 9 am to noon
Celebrate National Trails Day at our local parks by doing trail improvements to help our existing trail system.
Sponsored by: Columbia Bank horizontal logo.
 Group of Volunteers at Blueberry Park During United Way Day of Caring Event UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING 
September 23, 2016 from 9 am to noon 
Each year, the United Way challenges corporate groups and individuals to get involved in local community projects on the 3rd Friday in September.  Metro Parks Tacoma hosts or co-hosts sites in order to improve our natural areas and nature-centered facilities. For more information about participating in Day of Caring contact Nicole Milbradt at
Sponsored by: Columbia Bank horizontal logo.
October 1, 2016  from 10 am-1 pm
This event takes place at multiple parks throughout the nation in conjunction with National Public Lands Day. It is delivered through the Green Tacoma Partnership with a focus centered on habitat restoration in our natural areas.
Sponsored by: Columbia Bank horizontal logo.
Volunteer in Wapato Park on MLK Jr. Day of Caring 2016. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Caring
January 16, 2017 from 9 am to noon
Point Defiance Park & Wapato Park
Come help us spruce up our parks alongside other volunteers and give back to the community through a day of service! Contact Richard Madison for more information.
Parks Appreciation Day LOGO 2016 PARKS APPRECIATION DAY
April 22, 2017 from 9 am to noon
Parks throughout Pierce County 
We'll trim limbs, groom grounds and plant flowers and trees during one of the largest attended environmental volunteer days in the south sound.
Sponsored by: Columbia Bank horizontal logo.