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Harvest Home event celebrates Fort Nisqually’s grain harvest

August 25, 2017

Learn what it takes to turn grain into flour – the old-fashioned way   Celebrate the end of summer with a traditional 19th century Har... Read More
Projects underway at Wapato Park, W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

August 16, 2017

Capital improvement bonds approved by Metro Parks voters in 2014 help fund these and other projects   The massive earth-moving effort that... Read More
New facilities are one benefit of community partnerships: Park Board Notes August 2017

August 10, 2017

With so many of us hooked on a sophisticated, technology-dependent lifestyle, we often take for granted essential services that are the foundation... Read More
Harvest Home event celebrates Fort Nisqually’s grain harvest

August 10, 2017

Learn what it takes to turn grain into flour – the old-fashioned way. Bringing in a crop of grain was a hands-on process in the mid-19th c... Read More
Tacoma police cite Point Defiance Park drivers for parking, traffic violations

August 10, 2017

Goal is to ensure visitor safety and compliance with city laws and park rules Tacoma police issued 29 citations and 76 warnings in Point Defia... Read More
Protect Metro Parks from the risk of catastrophic fire

August 10, 2017

Reminder: It’s illegal to light up in our parks, unless you’re using a barbecue grill.   The danger of wildfire in parks is real... Read More
Metro Parks Today: August 2017

August 10, 2017

News & Notes The photo above is an image of the new Eastside Community Center under construction on the campus of First Creek Middle Sch... Read More
Point Defiance Zoo throws a party for Cho Cho’s 50th birthday

August 9, 2017

Half-century old siamang believed to be the oldest of his species in human care   A small ape believed to be the oldest of his species in... Read More
Have a blast at Point Defiance Zoo during Labor Day weekend

August 9, 2017

Animals from polar bears to red wolves to tigers and more will be having a cool time with icy treats and other enrichments during an End of Summer... Read More
Feast and forage are on the menu during Feeding Frenzy at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

August 9, 2017

Animals will forage for some of the same kinds of meals they would seek out in the wild during Feeding Frenzy at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park durin... Read More

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