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Request for vendors for Carts in Parks concessions program

May 1, 2017


To better serve the needs of park users, Metro Parks Tacoma has opportunities for food and beverage vendors to provide services at parks without permanent concessions facilities.

Metro Parks is accepting applications for participation in its Carts in Parks Mobile Concessions Program at select parks, Fridays - Sundays, from May 5 to September 10, 2017.

The program is designed to provide a variety of mobile food and beverage concession services at the following parks:

  • Titlow Park**
  • Franklin Park**
  • Verlo Playfield**
  • South Park**
  • Jefferson
  • Wapato Park
  • Point Defiance Park Visitors Center

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Application for consideration does not guarantee approval.

Metro Parks Tacoma is committed to promoting active living and community wellness. Concessionaire’s menus will reflect this commitment by offering healthy alternatives, emphasizing foods and non-alcoholic beverages of maximum nutritional value and limiting foods or beverages with minimum nutritional value in accordance with Metro Parks Tacoma’s Healthy Food Options Policy.

Download a Mobile Concessions Program application

**Applying concessionaires should be aware the Metro Parks Tacoma Summer Meal Program is offered at these parks only from June – August. The program provides participants 18 years and younger a basic meal between 12 pm – 1pm, Monday through Friday. Program sites are subject to change.

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