Special Use Permits
Permitting notice for Point Defiance Park
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Because so many improvements are underway, Metro Parks Tacoma cannot guarantee issuance of permits or changes to permits once they have been issued. Members of Metro Parks’ rentals, permits and visitor services staff will do their best to work with you. Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for choosing a Metro Parks Tacoma park for your upcoming special event.
In an effort to manage high-demand usage of park space, Metro Parks issues special use permits for special events, filming/photography and commercial activities.
When is a Special Use Permit needed?
Metro Parks issues the following types of special use permits:
Special Use Permits for Public Events
- Corporate Picnics
- Athletic Tournaments
- Free Speech/Demonstration
- Other – those uses/activities that impact regular park operations or adversely impact normal park usage
Special Use Permits for Private Events
- Birthday Party
- Family Picnic
- Corporate Picnic
- Wedding Reception
Filming and/or Photography
Contact Us: (253) 305-1006 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental services sponsorship opportunities offered through the City of Tacoma:
The City of Tacoma offers the Green Event Program to non-profit organizations that produce an event or activity that protects, enhances or restores Tacoma's environment. Sponsorship may be monetary, material goods or in-kind services. Get more information on the City of Tacoma website.