About Metro Parks

Metro Parks Tacoma is a CAPRA-accredited, independent park district that leads efforts to build a healthy, sustainable community.

Good parks, open space and program services contribute to economic development by fostering economic benefits and promoting tourism:

  • Environmentally, they provide green infrastructure and help manage climate change.
  • Socially, they revitalize communities, create safer neighborhoods, help children learn and grow, improve public and environmental health, and support smart growth.
  • Culturally, open space and program services can nurture a sense of place in the community, and provide opportunities to engage the public of diverse backgrounds.