Metro Parks Tacoma

Special Events

Group Cleans Up Plantings By Edge of Wapato Lake

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.
• Feb. 20
• Mar. 19
• Apr. 16
• May 21
• Jun. 18
• Jul. 16
• Aug. 20
• Sep. 17
• Oct. 15
• Nov. 19
• Dec. 17

Parks Appreciation Day LOGO 2016 PARKS APPRECIATION DAY
April 23, 2016 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.

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.

 Group of Volunteers at Blueberry Park During United Way Day of Caring Event UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING 
September 15, 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
Green Tacoma Day 2012 GREEN TACOMA DAY
October 8, 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.
Volunteer in Wapato Park on MLK Jr. Day of Caring 2016. Martin Luther King Junior Day of Caring
January 18, 2016 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.