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Long-awaited bridge and park at Point Defiance to open July 6

June 10, 2019

Construction wrapping up on $74.8 million reclamation of Asarco’s slag peninsula   The transformation from a Superfund wasteland that... Read More
See, smell and TASTE history at Fort Nisqually’s Plough to Plate

June 5, 2019

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is serving up a unique celebration of 19th-century recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques on Saturday, Ju... Read More
Metro Parks named finalist for national Gold Medal Award

June 3, 2019

Winner of top honors in parks and recreation industry to be announced in September For the second time in three years, Metro Parks Tacoma is a fin... Read More
CityLine: Summer Camps

May 16, 2019

With summer quickly approaching Metro Parks Tacoma offers over 250 unique camp opportunities for children of all ages. Hear about some of the ca... Read More
Just in time for Mother's Day, it's baby animal season at Northwest Trek

May 10, 2019

Two bison calves and two lambs are already in the meadows and forests; more expected It’s baby season at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. And... Read More
Tacoma Ocean Fest is back - and Metro Parks is partnering for a ton of fun

May 9, 2019

Arts, sciences, water fun - it's all here for Tacoma Ocean Fest on June 9, 2019. Come celebrate the ocean with music, dance, art, film and more... Read More
Our commitment to accessibility and inclusion

May 9, 2019

A message from Park Board Commissioner Jessie K. Baines Jr. We’ve all played “rock, paper, scissors,” but have you ever stood... Read More
Thousands of turtles, thousands of dollars for the ocean

May 8, 2019

At Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium this April, a wave of turtles just rose up inside the Pacific Seas Aquarium and raised thousands of dollars to... Read More
Improvements in store for Owen Beach

May 8, 2019

New restrooms, improved parking and a second picnic shelter are among proposed changes on the drawing board for Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park.... Read More
Celebrate Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday at Fort Nisqually on May 18

May 6, 2019

Step back in time at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum to the reign of Queen Victoria and join in the celebrations of her majesties birthday.... Read More

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