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Warm weather forecast prompts early opening of 6 of Tacoma’s 10 spraygrounds

May 19, 2017

Metro Parks staff usually use the month of May to prepare spraygrounds for summer, with normal operation only on weekends. This year, the park... Read More
Washington Youth Heritage Project comes to Fort Nisqually

May 18, 2017

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, the City of Tacoma, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and Tacoma Metro Parks are joining forces with... Read More
Speeding and wildlife feeding about to get more attention in Point Defiance Park

May 17, 2017

Metro Parks works with Tacoma police to boost patrols and ticketing as park enters its busy season   Metro Parks Tacoma has contracted with... Read More
Metro Parks named finalist for National Gold Medal Award

May 12, 2017

Park district will compete for major honor awarded in park and recreation industry   Metro Parks Tacoma is a finalist for the prestigious... Read More
Renovated Rocky Shores habitat now open at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

May 11, 2017

Huge crowds gathered this morning for the Grand Re-Opening of the renovated marine mammal complex – and Tacoma Rainiers’ mascot Rhuba... Read More
Taking strides to improve access to recreation; Park Board Notes May 2017

May 11, 2017

As we look forward to summer, Metro Parks Tacoma’s busiest season, it’s an opportune time to spread the word about our stepped-up eff... Read More
Metro Parks Today - May 2017

May 11, 2017

Destination Point Defiance – an overview For this issue of Metro Parks Today, we’ve brought you some sky-high photos of Destinat... Read More
Downtown to Defiance Trolley kickoff set for June 2

May 10, 2017

On Friday, June 2, a new Pierce Transit Downtown to Defiance Trolley service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The new Route 15 will run along the Ruston... Read More
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum receives historic firearms, beadwork collection

May 8, 2017

Bequest comes from Glenn Sutt, one of the museum’s most dedicated volunteers For Glenn Sutt, history was hands-on. Visitors to Fort Nisq... Read More
Metro Parks Tacoma to unveil plaque honoring Tacoma baseball ambassador

May 8, 2017

Late Metro Parks employee Bob Maguinez was a gifted player, coach, scout and umpire   A man who as a boy found joy in athletics and as an a... Read More

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