Metro Parks Tacoma

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Agency Plans & Partnerships

We believe in data-driven operations and collaborative partnerships

  • We combine statistically valid surveys with strategic planning to identify program and resource needs
  • We modify offerings based on registration data and participant surveys.
  • As part of our 2016 Mission-led Comprehensive Plan, we used an ETC Institute scientific survey of MPT households to help guide decisions on future recreation programs. Every six years, Metro Parks Tacoma reviews and updates plans with this type of survey, which describes demographics and identifies needs and gaps in service.

2018 Strategic Master Plan Performance Measures
In 2018, Metro Parks Tacoma developed a Strategic Master Plan including 6 Performance Measures. Specific performance indicators were determined based on Metro Parks Tacoma’s mission, vision and core values. 

2018 Strategic Master Plan
The road map for Tacoma's future parks and recreation programs.

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Metro Parks Tacoma relies on partnerships with other public or government agencies, community and nonprofit organizations, and private corporations to achieve its vision, mission and goals.
11-24-14-Board-Meeting-Budget-Book-COVER Funding and Budget
Funding for Metro Parks Tacoma services comes from a combination of earned revenue, property tax, sales tax, money from the City of Tacoma and grants.

Kids With Giant Globe Ball at Play In Peace Day in Wright Park Mission, Vision and Values
Good parks, open space and program services contribute to the community economically, environmentally, socially and culturally. 
MLCP-2016--COVER Mission Led Comprehensive Plan
Everything Metro Parks Tacoma does provides both a non‐programmed and programmed level of service to meet the three Mission‐Led Program Areas through outreach that promotes inclusion and diversity.

Joint Agency Athletic Field Study

Metro Parks Tacoma and Tacoma Public Schools initiated an interagency committee to analyze and inventory existing fields and complexes within the city. The analysis will be used to create a joint action plan, identify ways to combine resources, balance quality and equity of fields and complexes throughout Tacoma.

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Economic Impact Studies

ADA Transition Plan 2015-2016
Over 70 of our facilities have transition plans that Metro Parks Tacoma has been actively working to resolve through capital bond improvements and maintenance work orders.  Most of the work in community parks was completed using 2005 bond funding. Additional work to complete most of the outstanding needs is part of the 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Program using 2014 bond funding. Audits for all parks are on file and are available for review upon request.
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Monitor, develop and support mutual legislative priorities that support, advance and protect MPT programs, services and sustainability.
SustainabilityLogo Sustainability
Metro Parks strives to be an ethical and responsible steward of Tacoma's financial, physical, natural, environmental, historical and cultural park resources.