Metro Parks Tacoma

About CHIP-in!

Four CHIP-in! Volunteers Remove Old Boat From Park

CHIP-in! Brochure CoverOur parks need you

Metro Parks Tacoma manages over 2,696 acres of parks and green space, historic landmarks, community centers, beautiful gardens and special attractions that give us all a chance to get out and play more.

We're asking you to "chip in" by investing your time and talents to help us improve parks and green spaces, protect neighborhood buildings and promote a healthy environment while helping to build a stronger community.

Accomplished in 2016

  • 2500 CHIP-in! volunteers logged  53,124 hours in 2016
  • CHIP-in! volunteer hours equated to $1,157,572 in value
  • 47 active CHIP-in! partnership agreements span over 50 parks and open spaces
  • In 2016 there were 2.19 acres of restored natural area habitat and 170 projects completed

Our roots

CHIP-in! originated in 2003 when Metro Parks faced a lack of funds for maintaining all of the city's parks. Rather than take drastic measures - simply closing parks and walking away - we took a proactive approach by developing a partnership between the park district and the community that helps keep parks open and usable.