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Spring Quarter 2020 Update (3/30/2020)

Due to the temporary closure of Metro Parks Tacoma facilities you will be withdrawn from all Spring 2020 activities you are registered for. Any payments for these activities will be credited to your account. For further current and future information regarding Metro Parks facilities and activities please go to​.

Stay safe, stay positive!

Notice From Pierce Transit (3/19/2020)

While Specialized Recreation activities are currently suspended, SHUTTLE continues to operate. Please see the notice from Pierce Transit below:

March 16, 2020

Pierce Transit SHUTTLE service will continue to operate during the same hours as our regular bus services. If there is a reduction in service hours on regular bus service, SHUTTLE will also be reduced.

Pierce Transit continues to emphasize that customers must not use SHUTTLE to travel if they are showing signs of the COVID-19 virus. This is for the safety of our employees and other passengers.  If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19, call the appropriate healthcare provider and make transportation arrangements that do not involve public transportation.

In addition, Pierce Transit’s SHUTTLE Eligibility department has suspended all in-person assessments as part of our application process. While staff are working hard to process all applications, due to this temporary change, you may experience a delay beyond the normal 21-day processing time.

Get The Latest on our Facebook Page

Hi, everybody! Hope you are doing well. Why not check us out on Facebook ( We have some fun videos, music, information and more during this break from programs!

Bulletin Blast and Registration Updates

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Winter 2020 Quarter Dates: January 6- March 10 (Quarter ended early due to facility closures)

Scheduled Spring Break 2020: March 30- April 12

Spring 2020 Quarter:

  • Registrations for Spring Quarter are on hold until further notice.

Specialized Shirts for Sale

We have a limited selection of Specialized Recreation and Special Olympics shirts for $5 each. Ask for further information at the STAR Center front desk and see photo below for some of the available shirts. They are here until they are gone so get yours today!

Basketball State Tournament Time

Four of our Special Olympics basketball teams did great at the  State Tournament 2020 and had a blast! The Warriors took 1st, Jr Warriors 2nd, Legends 3rd and Wolves 4th. Thanks to all of our athletes for making this a fun season!