Metro Parks Tacoma

Green Tacoma Day

OCTOBER 14, 2017 IS THE 10TH ANNUAL GREEN TACOMA DAY! 
Join us from 10 am until 1 pm for Restoration, Education, and Family Fun!

Here's some photos from Green Tacoma Day 2016.
 

 

2015 map of Green Tacoma Day restoration work party sites.Keep Tacoma Green by Volunteering at 1 of 10 Sites Across the City

Note: This is the 2016 list of sites. 2017 sites to be determined.
The Green Tacoma Partnership invites people of all ages to get outside, have fun and engage in Tacoma's green spaces. Come celebrate the combined Green Tacoma Day and Arbor Day by getting your hands dirty at the DePave in the South End Neighborhood, planting large trees at Titlow Park or lend a hand in restoration projects all across the City.
  • Browns Point Playfield - 4915 La Hal Da Lane N.E.
  • Franklin Park - 1201 S. Puget Sound Ave.
    Dedicated habitat stewards have created a small oasis in the middle of this large grass dominated park. After years of compaction the soil is starting to live again. Come help continue these efforts.
  • Gog-le-hi-te Wetlands - 1402 Lincoln Ave.
  • McKinley Park - 907 Upper Park St.
    This is a beautiful setting and a haven for birds. Come help long time habitat stewards continue to create unique spaces and restore the health of this park.
  • Oak Tree Park - S. 74th & Cedar St.
    Work continues to restore this magnificent park to healthy Garry Oak habitat. Come here to participate in some unique habitat restoration.
  • Ryan's Park - 429 S. 80th St.
    Serious progress over the last few years made by dedicated habitat stewards has the conifers growing tall and understory filling in. Come volunteer and ensure the progress continues.
  • Titlow Park - 8425 6th Ave.
    Metro Parks will also be planting a few large trees here. Come help as new habitat stewards take on the challenges and excitement of restoration.
  • Wapato Hills Park - 6231 S. Wapato St.
    Previously covered in Scots broom, now after years of dedicated hard work the Scots broom is beaten back. Come help ensure we never have a sea of yellow again.
  • Wapato Lake - 6500 S. Sheridan Ave.
    Known for its mix of uses and formal entrance, this park has many habitat areas mixed throughout. Come help this key destination park stay healthy and diverse for people and wildlife.
  • Yakima & Thompson DePave

Volunteer

 Trio Planting Native Species During Green Tacoma Day Event Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. School, church and business organizations are welcome to take part. Pre-registration is preferred.

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LET'S CELEBRATE!
  • Green Tacoma Day is an annual celebration of the Green Tacoma Partnership's work to restore 1,881 acres of urban green space.
  • Arbor Day celebrates the planting, growing, and caring of Tacoma's trees. The service day offers great opportunities for the Tacoma community to get to know each other and the local green spaces.
  • In 2017, City of Tacoma celebrates 23 years as a Tree City USA community
  • In 2017, Tacoma Public Utility celebrates 13 years as a Tree Line USA
 
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