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Saturday, September 30

SPLASH!
Watch sea lions, walruses, and other magnificent marine animals enjoy special treats at Rocky Shores. Chat with the keepers who care for them and learn about their conservation in the wild - and what you can do to help protect their species. Le... More

Sunday, October 1

SPLASH!
Watch sea lions, walruses, and other magnificent marine animals enjoy special treats at Rocky Shores. Chat with the keepers who care for them and learn about their conservation in the wild - and what you can do to help protect their species. Le... More

Monday, October 2

From the Hearts of 253

12:00 pm

Help Heal America Metro Parks is partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to help rebuild vital supplies following their agency's response to provide needed blood following the recent disaster in Houston. We're looking for 253 Tacoman... More

Friday, October 6

Candlelight Tour

7:00 pm

Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests may eavesdrop as more than a hundred historical interpreters bring to life the men and women of the Hudson&r... More

Saturday, October 7

Candlelight Tour

7:00 pm

Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests may eavesdrop as more than a hundred historical interpreters bring to life the men and women of the Hudson&r... More
Yin Fusion Experience

8:30 am

Meet at the Pagoda and together we will move through a yoga class that combines the seamless movement of Vinyasa with the depth that comes from Yin yoga and longer held postures. Throughout this Experience you will be moved by the resonance ... More
Fall Native Plant Sale

9:00 am

Landscape your yard with plants that are native to our area. Planting natives ensures the conservation of our precious water resources and provides habitat for local birds, mammals and insects. Native plants require less water and care than oth... More
Ryan's Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Cancelled - The October 7 Ryan's Park Volunteer Work Party has been cancelled. Normally, these volunteer events are held the first Saturday of every month. Our Habitat steward provides a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn... More
China Lake Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every first Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the... More
Relax & Renew

9:00 am

Let go of your work week and kick start your weekend with a loving community based practice of meditation, sound, light movement and sacred breath. This gathering invites all levels of experience to join together in a supportive community. Surr... More
Point Defiance Marina Fall Swap Meet

10:00 am

SHOP Pick up some gently used sporting and boating equipment. SELL Clean out lockers or garages of tackle and gear others may really need! Booths Register now for a 10x10 space for $15 (tenants get $5 off). Covered space is limited. ... More
Ranger-led Nature Walk

1:00 pm

Meet the Park Ranger at the Rhododendron Garden for an exploration of nature in Point Defiance Park. Not recommended for strollers, wheelchairs, or children under 3. Free Also held: Nov. 4 View more Park Ranger programs at Point Defian... More
Nature at Night

7:30 pm

Discover who goes bump in the night at the Tacoma Nature Center. Walk the trails after dark and learn about the nocturnal residents in the park. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa and cookies. Pre-registration required. Sign up online Ages... More

Sunday, October 8

Second Sunday Music Series

1:00 pm

Enjoy live acoustic music among lush tropical floral displays on the second Sunday of every month. The performers reflect a wide spectrum of musical tastes and the music is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages and sensibilities. Th... More

Monday, October 9

Park Board Meeting
A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district. Regular Meetings The Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metr... More

Wednesday, October 11

Capital Improvement Committee
The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. The public ... More
Story Hour

11:00 am

Join Bonnie Beaudoin in the tropical atmosphere of the Conservatory for storytelling along with a short hands-on art project. This month featuring Tree Gardens, Forests and Orchards: The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman... More

Friday, October 13

From the Hearts of 253

1:00 pm

Metro Parks is partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to help rebuild vital supplies. This effort follows Bloodworks' response to provide needed blood throughout the U.S. due to emergencies like the hurricane in Houston and shooting in Las... More
Harvest Fest at Norpoint

5:30 pm

Celebrate fall at Metro Parks Harvest Fests throughout Tacoma. Bring family and friends for arts and crafts, face painting, fitness demos, bounce houses, pumpkin decorating and a food truck. Trunk or Treat will run from 7-7:30 pm, weather ... More

Saturday, October 14

Zoo Boo
Put on your best costume and join us for a fun, fall-themed weekend at the Zoo. Watch animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments and see how creative our keepers are at designing their jack-o-lanterns! Learn more at pdza.org. More
Franklin Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every second Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the par... More
Wapato Hills Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every second Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the par... More
Coffee with the Birds

9:00 am

Bring your coffee mug and enjoy the birds of Point Defiance Park. Meet the Park Ranger just before 9 am for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Meet at the Fort Nisqually Picnic Shelter. Be prepared to walk for up to 1 mile. Today's topic ... More
Green Tacoma Day

10:00 am

Volunteer at one of 14 sites throughout Tacoma Saturday, October 14, 2017 10 am-1 pm The Green Tacoma Partnership invites people of all ages to get outside, have fun, and engage in Tacoma's green spaces. Volunteers will plant trees, ... More
Family Nature Walk - Swan Creek Park

1:00 pm

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers or children unde... More

Sunday, October 15

Zoo Boo
Put on your best costume and join us for a fun, fall-themed weekend at the Zoo. Watch animals enjoy special pumpkin enrichments and see how creative our keepers are at designing their jack-o-lanterns! Learn more at pdza.org. More

Monday, October 16

Committee of the Whole
Committee of the Whole meetings are normally held at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Mondays of each month. All 5 Board members are scheduled to attend. The format is a 'Work Session.' (no public comment). M... More
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Tuesday, October 17

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Wednesday, October 18

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Thursday, October 19

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Third Thursday Extended Hours

10:00 am

Visit the Conservatory during extended hours every third Thursday of each month! Conservatory hours on this day are 10am - 7pm. From the extra daylight hours during the summer to the enchantment of the Conservatory at night during the winter... More

Friday, October 20

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
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From the Hearts of 253

1:00 pm

Metro Parks is partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to help rebuild vital supplies. This effort follows Bloodworks' response to provide needed blood throughout the U.S. due to emergencies like the hurricane in Houston and shooting in Las... More
Hoot 'n' Howl

6:00 pm

Navigate through the park to search for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Revelers young and young-at-heart can play games, win prizes, and eat treats during this wild weekend. Learn more at n... More
Harvest Fest at Portland Ave. Community Center

6:30 pm

Celebrate fall at Metro Parks Harvest Fests throughout Tacoma. Admission is FREE. At Portland Avenue Community Center participants can experience a Harry Potter Halloween with pumpkin decorating, crafts, and lots of wizarding world surprises... More

Saturday, October 21

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
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Hoot 'n' Howl

6:00 pm

Navigate through the park to search for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Revelers young and young-at-heart can play games, win prizes, and eat treats during this wild weekend. Learn more at n... More
Point Defiance Beach Cleanup

9:00 am

Get hooked on helping at these cleanup events held every 3rd Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina. Join other volunteers to make a difference in the health and cleanliness of our beaches. Meet at Point Defiance Marina Complex, 5912 N. Water... More
Oak Tree Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every third Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn, and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the par... More
Tacoma Giants: Part 1 Trees of Point Defiance Park

9:00 am

Meet Mik and the Beanstalk. Mik is a Certified Arborist happy to share his knowledge of the trees of Point Defiance with you; and the Beanstalk is a 186-foot Pseudotsuga menziesii, a.k.a. Douglas-fir, located a stone's throw away from Fort ... More
McKinley Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's green space every 3rd Saturday. All ages welcome. Bring your garden gloves, wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will provide litter bag... More
Relax & Renew

9:00 am

Let go of your work week and kick start your weekend with a loving community based practice of meditation, sound, light movement and sacred breath. This gathering invites all levels of experience to join together in a supportive community. Surr... More
Whale Trail Sign Dedication and Beach Cleanup

9:00 am

The Whale Trail is a series of sites where the public may view orcas, other cetaceans and marine mammals from shore. Join us at the Point Defiance Marina on October 21 for a beach cleanup and Whale Trail sign dedication! 9-11 am: Beach Clean... More
Family Nature Walk - Wapato Park

10:00 am

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers or children unde... More
Tacoma Giants: Part 2 Immersion Tree Walk

11:00 am

Did you know that there are living beings over 200 feet tall residing right here in Point Defiance Park? Immerse yourself into the world of living natural history and fall in love with the infinite shades of green in this in-depth look into the... More
Black Cat Fun Run

7:00 pm

Bring your family and friends to run/walk a glowing Point Defiance Five Mile Drive in the dark. Wear your flashiest costume and bling while you enjoy glow sticks, zoo lights characters, strobe lights, and more along the lighted roadway. T... More

Sunday, October 22

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
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Monday, October 23

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
Visit our Pro Shop Williams Nine/FootGolf Punch Card Meadow Park Golf Course Williams Nine Click Here to Purchase Williams Nine/FootGolf- Punch Card Sale 10 Round Punch Card- Only $59.00 + Tax Purchase a 10 round Willia... More
Park Board Meeting
A five-member Board of Park Commissioners governs Metro Parks Tacoma and is the policy determining body for the park district. Regular Meetings The Board meets at 6 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Board Room at Metr... More

Tuesday, October 24

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
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Wednesday, October 25

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
Visit our Pro Shop Williams Nine/FootGolf Punch Card Meadow Park Golf Course Williams Nine Click Here to Purchase Williams Nine/FootGolf- Punch Card Sale 10 Round Punch Card- Only $59.00 + Tax Purchase a 10 round Willia... More
Capital Improvement Committee
The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. The public ... More

Thursday, October 26

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
Visit our Pro Shop Williams Nine/FootGolf Punch Card Meadow Park Golf Course Williams Nine Click Here to Purchase Williams Nine/FootGolf- Punch Card Sale 10 Round Punch Card- Only $59.00 + Tax Purchase a 10 round Willia... More
Blossoms and Haunts

7:00 pm

King's Books and the conservatory are teaming up to bring you a night of frightening Halloween frivolity. Bring a chilling story, odd tale, or eerie poem to fill the group with delightful dread. Do you need some inspiration? Take a tr... More

Friday, October 27

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
Visit our Pro Shop Williams Nine/FootGolf Punch Card Meadow Park Golf Course Williams Nine Click Here to Purchase Williams Nine/FootGolf- Punch Card Sale 10 Round Punch Card- Only $59.00 + Tax Purchase a 10 round Willia... More
From the Hearts of 253

2:00 pm

Metro Parks is partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to help rebuild vital supplies. This effort follows Bloodworks' response to provide needed blood throughout the U.S. due to emergencies like the hurricane in Houston and shooting in Las... More
Harvest Fest at STAR Center

4:00 pm

Celebrate fall at Metro Parks Harvest Fests throughout Tacoma. Admission is FREE. **Mobile Blood Drive!** Also Oct. 27, from 2-8 pm, at STAR Center we'll have Bloodworks Northwest on site for a mobile blood drive. Learn More > STA... More
Harvest Fest at People's Center

6:00 pm

Celebrate fall at Metro Parks Harvest Fests throughout Tacoma. Admission is FREE. People's Center 1602 MLK Jr. Way, (253) 591-5321 Presented by Supported by   More

Saturday, October 28

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
Visit our Pro Shop Williams Nine/FootGolf Punch Card Meadow Park Golf Course Williams Nine Click Here to Purchase Williams Nine/FootGolf- Punch Card Sale 10 Round Punch Card- Only $59.00 + Tax Purchase a 10 round Willia... More
Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp
Watch animals interact with pumpkin treats at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Learn more at nwtrek.org. More
Charlotte's Blueberry Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Help restore your local park's natural area every fourth Saturday. Our Habitat steward and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn, and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive plants and keeping the pa... More
Family Nature Walk - Oak Tree Park

10:00 am

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers or children unde... More
Everything Chocolate

1:00 pm

It's National Chocolate Day and we're celebrating with local chocolatier, Tease Chocolates. Listen to a fun informative talk, hnold a cocoa pod, and nibble on some chocolate. $3 suggested donation W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservato... More
Family Nature Walk - Tacoma Nature Center

1:00 pm

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff. Not recommended for strollers or children unde... More
Spooky Story Time

3:00 pm

King's books and the conservatory are teaming up to bring you an afternoon of spooky stories, geared towards ages 3-6 years old. Deadly puns! Boo hags! Ghosts! Lost gatos black! Join us for a frightenly good time. $3 suggested donation ... More

Sunday, October 29

10 Round Punchcard-Williams Nine/FootGolf
Visit our Pro Shop Williams Nine/FootGolf Punch Card Meadow Park Golf Course Williams Nine Click Here to Purchase Williams Nine/FootGolf- Punch Card Sale 10 Round Punch Card- Only $59.00 + Tax Purchase a 10 round Willia... More

Monday, October 30

Committee of the Whole
Committee of the Whole meetings are normally held at 5:30 pm on the 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Mondays of each month. All 5 Board members are scheduled to attend. The format is a 'Work Session.' (no public comment). M... More

Tuesday, October 31

Halloween Hurrah!

4:00 pm

The Conservatory is open late for a haunting good time and sweet treats. Join us for a family friendly night of spooky plants, goblin brew and cacking bingo. (Bingo games will be on the half hour.) $3 suggested donation W.W. Seymour Botan... More