Mission, Vision, Values

kids playing in park

Good parks, open space and program services contribute to:

  • Economic Development – by fostering economic benefits and promoting tourism.
  • Environmental Health – by providing green infrastructure and help manage climate change.
  • Social Well-being – by revitalizing communities, creating safer neighborhoods, helping children learn and grow, improving public and environmental health, and supporting smart growth.
  • Cultural Understanding – by providing open space and program services that nurture a sense of place in the community, and provide opportunities to engage the public of diverse backgrounds.

Our Mission

Creating healthy opportunities to play, learn and grow.

Our Vision

Metro Parks Tacoma envisions a vibrant, active and engaged community.

Our Core Values

These eight core values will guide future decisions, business and operations, and the manner in which Metro Parks Tacoma treats staff, customers and the community:

  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Equity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sustainability
  • Accountability
  • Safety
  • Fun