Metro Parks Tacoma

Special Events











CHIP-in! has several special events throughout the year, each with a different set of goals in mind, but all with the ultimate goal of improving our parks and natural areas.

Volunteer in Wapato Park on MLK Jr. Day of Caring 2016.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 21, 2019 from 9 am to noon
Point Defiance Park, Titlow Park & McKinley Park
Center at Norpoint
(10 am-12 pm)
Come help us spruce up our parks alongside other volunteers and give back to the community through a day of service! Contact Richard Madison for more information.

Parks Appreciation Day LOGO 2016

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9 am to noon
Do something good for the earth! 

Participants are needed to spruce up local parks by trimming limbs, grooming grounds, combing beaches and planting more flowers and trees. This annual event draws thousands of volunteers in cities throughout Pierce County, each person lending a hand to keep parks beautiful and to do a good deed for their community.

Metro Parks Tacoma sites are listed below. To join us for one of the work parties below,

  • Alderwood Park / 208 Browns Point Blvd.
  • Charlotte’s Blueberry Park / 7402 East D St.
    (Meet at the entrance to the park off of D Street.)
  • McKinley Park / 907 Upper Park St. (Meeting at the playground at the west end of the park).
  • Point Defiance Park / 5400 N. Pearl St.
    (Meet in the Visitors Center parking lot just across from the tennis courts.)
  • Wapato Park / 6500 S. Sheridan Ave. (Meeting at the waterfall, at the enterance of the park.)

Groups of 10 or more are asked to pre-register by contacting Richard M. at (253) 202-5978.

Man and Two Boys Cleaning Up Trails TRAILS DAY 
July 27, 2019  from 9 am to noon
Celebrate Pierce County Trails Day at Oak Tree Park and Point Defiance Park by doing trail improvements to help our existing trail system.
mlk day of caring DAY OF CARING
September 27, 2019  from 9 am to noon
Each year, we challenge corporate groups and individuals to get involved in local community projects in September. Sites TBA
October 12, 2019  from 10 am to 1 pm
This event takes place at multiple parks throughout the nation in conjunction with National Public Lands Day. This year it is delivered through Earthcorps with a focus centered on habitat restoration in our natural areas.