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.
• Jan. 21
• Feb. 18
• Mar. 18
• Apr. 15
• May 20
• Jun. 17
• Jul. 15
• Aug. 19
• Sep. 16
• Oct. 21
• Nov. 18
• Dec. 16
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.
Sponsored in 2017 by: Columbia Bank horizontal logo.

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.
Man and Two Boys Cleaning Up Trails TRAILS DAY 
June 3, 2017  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 22, 2017 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
October 7, 2017  from 9 am to noon
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.