Metro Parks Tacoma

Park Groups

All park groups listed below have agreements in place through CHIP-in! To join an existing group  please contact us.

Baltimore Park

Volunteer Park Group:  North Tacoma Soccer Club
Coordinator: Mike Rivers
Nortac helps existing park service with: litter pickup and removal, field maintenance, and other special projects

Browns Point Playfield

Volunteer Park Group: Sound View Little League
Coordinator: Jeff Neil
SVLL helps existing park service with: in-field/outfield prep, lining and dragging, filling divots, maintenance and improvements, litter pickup and removal, and weeding.

Garfield Park

Volunteer Park Group: Annie Wright School
Coordinator: Mark Blanchard
Annie Wright School helps existing park service with: litter pickup and removal, lawn mowing and trimming, hard court blowing and maintenance, in-field preparation and maintenance, and othe special projects

Lincoln Heights Park

Volunteer Park Group: US Post Office
Coordinator: James Divens
The US Post Office helps existing park service with: litter pickup and removal, play equipment fall zone maintenance, path surfacing, and other special projects

Neighbors Park

Volunteer Park Group: 8th & I Neighbors
Coordinator: Dan Wolch
8th & I Neighbors help existing park service with: litter pickup and removal, garden maintenance, shrub and landscape bed maintenance, and other special projects

Northeast Tacoma Playground

Volunteer Park Group: Sound View Little League
Coordinator: Jeff Neil
SVLL helps existing park service with: in-field/outfield prep - lining, dragging, in-filling of divots, maintenance and improvements, litter removal and pickup, shrub and landscape bed maintenance, and othe rspecial projects

North Slope Historic Park

Volunteer Park Group: North Slope Historic District
Coordinator: Jean Hoard
The North Slope Historic District helps existing park service with: litter pickup and removal, shrub and bed maintenance, and other special projects

Point Defiance Park

Volunteer Park Group: Friends of Point Defiance
Coordinator: Park Ranger Mary Krauszer
FoPD helps existing park service with: Park Watch, Fort Nisqually, Park Ambassadors, Gardens, Point Defiance Marina, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Portland Avenue Park

Volunteer Park Group: Tacoma Nomads Rugby Football Club
Coordinator: Jason Shelton
TNRFC helps existing park service with: litter pickup and removal, surface blowing, turf repair, painting, vandalism impacts and graffiti removal, and other special projects

Rogers Playfield

Volunteer Park Group: Tailwagers
Coordinator: Miguel Florez
The Tailwaggers help existing park service with: litter pickup and removal, dog park maintenance, and other special projects

Salmon Beach

Volunteer Park Group: Salmon Beach Historical Group
Coordinator: Joan Rutherford
The Salmon Beach Historical group helps existing park service with:on-going litter pickup and removal, annual group organized cleanups from the beach and shoreline (tidelands at base of cliffs bordering the Narrows between the Lighthouse and the HSBD north boundary)

Skateparks - Heidelberg Davis, Northeast Tacoma, Stewart Heights & Thea's Park (not skatepark)

Volunteer Park Group: Tacoma X Skateparks
Coordinator: Peter Whitley
Tacoma X Skateparks helps existing park service with: litter pickup and removal, vandalism impacts and graffiti removal, hard surface sweeping, monthly organized work parties, and quarterly projects.

Swan Creek Park

Stewards help existing park service with: litter pickup and removal, invasive plant removal, native plant weeding & watering, trail maintenance, and organized work parties at the Gathering Place, Canyon Area, Upland & Food Forest

Can't find a friends group at your favorite park?

CHIP-in wants to partner with your group to help existing park service with:
• Litter pickup and removal
• Invasive plant removal
• Off leash dog park monitoring
• Vandalism impacts and graffiti removal
• Native plant planting
• Organized work parties and more! 
Contact chipin@tacomaparks.com for more information.