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 Caring
January 15, 2018 from 9 am to noon
Point Defiance Park, Titlow Park & Franklin Park
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 21, 2018 from 9 am to noon
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9 am to noon
Find dates and locations for participating parks throughout Pierce County
We'll trim limbs, groom grounds and plant flowers and trees during one of the largest attended environmental volunteer days in the south sound.

Man and Two Boys Cleaning Up Trails TRAILS DAY 
June 2, 2018  from 9 am to noon
Celebrate National Trails Day at Point Defiance Park by doing trail improvements to help our existing trail system.
 Group of Volunteers at Blueberry Park During United Way Day of Caring Event UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING 
September 22, 2017 from 9 am to noon 
Each year, the United Way challenges corporate groups and individuals to get involved in local community projects on the 3rd Friday in September.  Metro Parks Tacoma hosts or co-hosts sites in order to improve our natural areas and nature-centered facilities. For more information about participating in Day of Caring contact Nicole Milbradt at
October 14, 2017  from 10 am to 1 pm
This event takes place at multiple parks throughout the nation in conjunction with National Public Lands Day. It is delivered through the Green Tacoma Partnership with a focus centered on habitat restoration in our natural areas.