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Saturday, April 28

BioBlitz

2:00 pm

Ever wondered just how many living organisms call Point Defiance Park home? We'll find out, at the park's BioBlitz, a survey of all living things in the park on April 27 - April 28. Volunteers will help out in four-hour shifts d... More
Rhododendron Society Annual Plant Sale

9:00 am

Many types of rhododendrons and azaleas (evergreen and deciduous) will be for sale with proceeds going back into the Rhododendron Garden.  Rhododendron Society members will be on hand to answer questions and give advice on rhododendron car... 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
Charlotte's Blueberry Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

APRIL 28TH WORK PARTY CANCELLED. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH! 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... More
Wapato Lake Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

APRIL 28TH WORK PARTY CANCELLED. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH! 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. Vo... More
Bloodworks Mobile Blood Drive-STAR Center

9:00 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!     STAR Center Fitness & W... 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
Tacoma Bike Swap: 10th Annual

10:00 am

The Tacoma Bike Swap is an annual event hosted every April, and this year it will be on April 28, 2018. This exciting community event is free to attend and is great for people who are looking to buy or sell bikes and bike-related accessories. T... 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
Family Nature Walk-Tacoma Nature Ctr

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
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 Point ... More