Zoo/Trek Authority Meeting

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Zoo/Trek Authority Meeting

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13
Time: 5:30 pm
Metro Parks Tacoma Headquarters, 4702 S. 19th St., Tacoma WA 98405

For more information contact:
Tresa Edmonds
(253) 404-3631

What is the Zoo/Trek Authority

The Zoo/Trek Authority was established in 2001 to oversee disbursement of sales tax revenue to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. In 2000, Pierce County voters approved a one-tenth-of-a-cent increase in the local sales tax rate to support the Zoo, Northwest Trek and parks.

One-half of these new local revenues go to Point Defiance Zoo and Northwest Trek. The other half is divided among park systems throughout Pierce County.

The ZTA is composed of seven elected officials appointed by city and county councils as follows:

  • Pierce County Council: 3 members
  • Tacoma City Council: 2 memberszooz00
  • Other Pierce County cities/towns: 2 members

The ZTA is charged with approving the biennial operating budgets for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek prior to final adoption by the Metro Parks Tacoma Board of Commissioners.


Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
5:30 pm


Metro Parks Headquarters
4702 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 305-1030