Metro Parks Tacoma

Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventures program is now part of Tacoma Nature Center!

Please note that all trip withdrawals must be made prior to 48 hours before the trip to be eligible for a refund.

Check out our Summer Camps

  Family Adventures


undefinedBoston Harbor Family Paddle Ages: 7+
August 11 - CANCELLED
Launch in quaint Boston Harbor and paddle south past the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse exploring the South Sound’s Budd Inlet.
Meet at Boston Harbor Marina
$40+tax/person; $36+tax/TNC member
August 11; 12 - 3 pm

undefinedThea Foss Waterway Family Paddle Ages: 7+
Sept. 22
Spend a few hours paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. Paddle past the glass museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th street bridge on this urban water adventure.
Meet at 1930 E D Street
$35+tax/person; $31.50+tax/TNC member
Sept. 22; 10 am - 12 pm

  Adults Only Adventures

undefinedBlake Island Adult Paddle Ages: 18+
August 18
Paddle to Blake Island Marine State Park. Enjoy the views of the Seattle skyline and marine wildlife on this beautiful excursion. If time and energy allows we will circumnavigate the Island on our return to the boat launch.
Meet at Southworth Ferry Landing
$65+tax/person; $58.50/TNC member
August 18; 12 - 3 pm

undefinedNisqually Sunset Adult Paddle Ages: 18+
Sept. 8
Enjoy an evening paddle through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all kinds of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle.
Meet at Luhr Beach Boat Launch
$65+tax/person; $58.50/TNC member
Sept. 8; 3:30 - 6:30 pm

  Family Campouts

Family Campouts at Owen Beach Ages: 3+
We’re opening up Owen Beach for camping this summer! Join us for three Friday nights under the stars with your family and friends.

  • July 13 - FULL!
  • July 27 - FULL!
  • August 24 - FULL!

This unique experience also includes tent space, evening snack, crafts, Ranger-led activity and a sunrise breakfast! You will need to bring tent, sleeping bag, toiletries, camp chair, flashlight, bug spray. Please leave your pets at home. Sorry, no online registration available. Call (253) 404-3930.
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(253) 320-1111