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Saturday, August 31

End of Summer Blast

9:30 am

Join polar bears, red wolves, tigers and more in an all-weekend celebration jam-packed with cool activities - literally! Watch our animals play with icy treats and summery enrichments, and enjoy some of your own at the Kids' Zone or cafe. ... More
Feeding Frenzy

9:30 am

What's your favorite food? For our golden eagles, it's meatballs. For our wolves, it's steak. And for our barn owl, it's mice. Join us on Feeding Frenzy weekend and watch our animals devour their favorite foods. Find out more... More

Sunday, September 1

End of Summer Blast

9:30 am

Join polar bears, red wolves, tigers and more in an all-weekend celebration jam-packed with cool activities - literally! Watch our animals play with icy treats and summery enrichments, and enjoy some of your own at the Kids' Zone or cafe. ... More
Feeding Frenzy

9:30 am

What's your favorite food? For our golden eagles, it's meatballs. For our wolves, it's steak. And for our barn owl, it's mice. Join us on Feeding Frenzy weekend and watch our animals devour their favorite foods. Find out more... More
Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Monday, September 2

End of Summer Blast

9:30 am

Join polar bears, red wolves, tigers and more in an all-weekend celebration jam-packed with cool activities - literally! Watch our animals play with icy treats and summery enrichments, and enjoy some of your own at the Kids' Zone or cafe. ... More
Feeding Frenzy

9:30 am

What's your favorite food? For our golden eagles, it's meatballs. For our wolves, it's steak. And for our barn owl, it's mice. Join us on Feeding Frenzy weekend and watch our animals devour their favorite foods. Find out more... More
Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Free Swimming at Outdoor Pools

12:00 pm

Visit one of our outdoor pools today and receive FREE admission!  Pool capacity is limited. Kandle Pool: Noon - 5 5302 N 26th St., (253) 404-3920 website Stewart Heights Pool: Noon - 5 402 E 56th St.,  (253) 573-2532 ... More

Tuesday, September 3

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Wednesday, September 4

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Thursday, September 5

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Friday, September 6

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Tacoma Nature Center Stewardship Work Party

9:00 am

Help us care for the park by participating in this twice monthly work party. You may be removing invasive plants, re-planting areas with native plants, or other tasks that support the natural health of this great habitat. No experience is... More

Saturday, September 7

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
China Lake Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Register Online   Help restore your local park's natural area every first Saturday. Our habitat steward and Friends of China Lake volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn and grow. Vo... More
Running into the School Year 5k

9:00 am

Run into the school year with us at Swan Creek Park. The race take place on the roads of the old housing structures at Swan Creek and will be chip- timed. Backpacks and school supplies will be raffled off by bib number at the end of the race. ... More
Ryan's Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 am

Register Online   Help restore your local park's natural area every first Saturday. Volunteers will learn about restoration efforts happening at Ryan's Park, as well as get hands on experience with how to ... More
Harvest Home

11:00 am

Join us to celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn at our Harvest Home festival. Visitors can learn to make corn husk dolls, weave wheat straw, play popular Victorian games, and help decorate the hock cart that will carry the last... More

Sunday, September 8

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Second Sunday Music

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. This mon... More

Monday, September 9

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Park Board Meeting

6:00 pm

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, September 10

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Hickory Golf Class & Round of Hickory Golf

10:00 am

Give classic golf a go! Meadow Park Golf Course now offers this opportunity to celebrate history and experience a small piece of golf's classic tradition by playing with century-old hickory clubs from Scotland. Open to all ages and skill... More

Wednesday, September 11

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Capital Improvement Committee

5:00 pm

The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) at 5 pm to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. The... More

Thursday, September 12

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Friday, September 13

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Saturday, September 14

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
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
Eastside Nature Hour

2:00 pm

Join Tacoma Nature Center staff at the Eastside Community Center for a monthly nature program and learn about plants and animals, create fun crafts, and go outside to observe nature. $1.00/person or join the Eastside Family Nature Club for $... More

Sunday, September 15

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Monday, September 16

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Mobile Blood Drive - Norpoint

8:00 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! September 16, 2019     &nbs... More
Committee of the Whole

5:30 pm

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, September 17

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Wednesday, September 18

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Thursday, September 19

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Friday, September 20

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Tacoma Nature Center Stewardship Work Party

9:00 am

Help us care for the park by participating in this twice monthly work party. You may be removing invasive plants, re-planting areas with native plants, or performing other tasks that support the natural health of this great habitat. No ex... More

Saturday, September 21

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
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
McKinley Park Volunteer Work Party

9:00 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
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at Fort Nisqually

11:00 am

At  Fort Nisqually visitors can travel back in time and experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s. Nine buildings are open to the public, including the granary and the factors House, both National Historic Landmarks, and a v... More

Sunday, September 22

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Monday, September 23

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Park Board Meeting

6:00 pm

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, September 24

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
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! September 24, 2019     &nbs... More

Wednesday, September 25

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Capital Improvement Committee

5:00 pm

The Capital Improvement Committee meets two Wednesdays per month (every Wednesday following a Board Meeting) at 5 pm to review, influence, facilitate and monitor the capital improvement program, including bond projects, for the district. The... More

Thursday, September 26

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Mobile Blood Drive - Point Defiance Zoo
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! September 26, 2019 Time: TBD    ... More

Friday, September 27

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Day of Caring

9:00 am

Register Online   Each year, we challenge corporate groups and individuals to get involved in local community projects in September. Metro Parks Tacoma hosts or co-hosts sites in order to improve our natural spaces and na... More

Saturday, September 28

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... 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 Friends of Blueberry Park volunteers are there to provide a fun, open, and secure place to play, learn, and grow. Volunteers are removing invasive... 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

Sunday, September 29

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More

Monday, September 30

Senior Month

9:30 am

Half-price is hard to beat. At Northwest Trek all September long we're offering seniors (65+) half-price off general admission, plus 10% discounts at the Forest Cafe and gift shop. That means a ticket is just $10.50 per senior. Find out ... More
Committee of the Whole

5:30 pm

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