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Tuesday, January 1

Polar Bear Plunge

11:30 am

Kick off the new year with a cool tradition—a refreshing plunge into invigorating Puget Sound! 11:30 am: Cub Plunge, for youth under 10 years of age. 12:00 pm: Adult/Family Plunge at noon Cost: FREE, just show up and enjoy the fun! ... More

Saturday, January 5

Resolution Revolution at STAR Center

9:00 am

You have made the resolution, now let us help you make the revolution! Come try out new fitness classes, meet new instructors and tap into the supportive STAR Center community to achieve your goals. Free event. Open to the public. Visit the e... More
China Lake Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Register Online   Help restore your local park's natural area every first Saturday. The first Saturday of 2019, Jan. 5th from 9am-noon, our habitat steward and Friends of China Lake will be planting native pla... More
Heritage Skills Workshop - Butchering and Curing

10:00 am

Sign-up now for this heritage skills workshop to learn skills in butchering and curing methods from the 19th Century.  The instructors from Farmstead Meatsmith will demonstrate traditional seam-butchery where only knives and cleavers are u... More

Monday, January 7

Mobile Blood Drive - STAR Center

1:00 pm

A community partnership with Bloodworks Northwest is making it more convenient for you to give the blood that's needed at Tacoma-area hospitals. When you donate, you're saving lives! January 7, 2019  1-7 pm   &nbs... More

Saturday, January 12

Franklin Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

  Register Online   Help restore your local park's natural area every second Saturday. Our habitat steward Nori Kimura and volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and gr... More
Family Nature Walk - Swan Creek 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
Ranger-Led Nature Walk

1:00 pm

Meet the Park Ranger at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion for an exploration of the plants and animals in the special old-growth forest of Point Defiance Park. Not recommended for strollers, wheelchairs, or children under 3. Free. Reserve ... More

Sunday, January 13

Second Sunday Music

1:00 pm

This month's concert features Tim Bertsch - Harpsichord, Guitarist. 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... More
Ranger-Led Nature Walk

1:00 pm

Meet the Park Ranger at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion for an exploration of the plants and animals in the special old-growth forest of Point Defiance Park. Not recommended for strollers, wheelchairs, or children under 3. Free. Reserve ... More

Monday, January 14

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, January 16

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

Saturday, January 19

Point Defiance Beach Cleanup

9:00 am

Register Online   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. Dress for the weather... More
Oak Tree Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Register Online   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 inva... 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
McKinley Park Day of Service with Mission Continues

10:00 am

Register Online   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 dirt... More

Monday, January 21

Committee of the Whole - Canceled
This meeting has been canceled due to the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. 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.... More
Play for free on Martin Luther King Jr day!
Come play for free! On Monday, January 21, 2019 get free admission to STAR Center's Treetops Playground or any of our pools! Learn more about Treetops Playground Learn more about each pool and view the pool schedule: Eas... More
MLK Day of Service

9:00 am

A way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr's life and teachings is by engaging in community action that continues to solve our social and environmental problems.  Devote time to community endeavors and habitat conservation on... More

Friday, January 25

Park Board Retreat

8:30 am

Park Board Retreat Eastside Community Center 8:30 am Learn more about the Board of Park Commissioners More

Saturday, January 26

Charlotte's Blueberry Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Register Online   Help restore your local park's natural area every fourth Saturday. Our habitat steward and Friends of Blueberry Park volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn, and grow. V... More
Wapato Lake Park Restoration Work Party

9:00 am

Our steward at Wapato Lake Park will be hosting a work party the 4th Saturday of the month.  We will be removing invasive non-native plants and maintaining previous plantings, in an effort to restore the ecology near the wetlands.  ... 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
High Performance Training Clinic

10:00 am

The High Performance Training Clinic takes the science behind traditional exercise training and applies it to those living with physical disabilities. Individuals that live with paralysis, artificial limbs or a condition that impairs mobilit... 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

Monday, January 28

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, January 29

Mobile Blood Drive - MPT Main Office

9:30 am

A community partnership with Bloodworks Northwest is making it more convenient for you to give the blood that's needed at Tacoma-area hospitals. When you donate, you're saving lives! January 29, 2019 9:30 am-3:30 pm   &... More

Wednesday, January 30

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