Events

Because Parks Matter Luncheon
February 27, 2019

2019 Theme: Because Kids Matter

The Because Parks Matter luncheon honors special community and Foundation accomplishments, and those who give of their time and talents to parks in partnership with GMPF.

Eastside Community Center

1721 E 56th St., Tacoma, WA 98404
11:30 am to 1 pm
Tickets $25



Nature After Hours - Hoos & Booze
Friday, March 15
6 - 8 pm

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Join the Point Defiance Park Rangers for an evening hike followed by an adult beverage around the fireplace at the Pagoda on Trolley Lane. This month's theme is owls! Point Defiance Park is home to five species of owls, so there is a good chance we will see or hear some on this evening hike.

Please dress for the weather and wear trail appropriate shoes. We will be using headlamps with red lights - if you own one feel free to bring it, otherwise we will have some available for you to borrow.

Meet at the Pagoda at Point Defiance Park. This event requires some walking on uneven terrain. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Please bring valid ID to present at check in.

$22 per person. Meet at the Point Defiance Pagoda.

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Point Defiance Park
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407



Nature After Hours - Slugs & Mugs
Friday, April 19
6 - 8 pm

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Join the Point Defiance Park Rangers for an evening hike followed by an adult beverage around the fireplace at the Pagoda on Trolley Lane. This month's theme is slugs & snails!

From local heroes to invading enemies, get to know the gastropods – also known as slugs and snails – who call Point Defiance Park home, including Washington’s largest species of land snail! Find out what makes them more special than you might think.

Please dress for the weather and wear trail appropriate shoes. We will be using headlamps with red lights - if you own one feel free to bring it, otherwise we will have some available for you to borrow.

Meet at the Pagoda at Point Defiance Park. This event requires some walking on uneven terrain. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Please bring valid ID to present at check in.

$22 per person. Meet at the Point Defiance Pagoda.

SIGN UP ONLINE

Point Defiance Park
5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

 



Play in Peace Day

Play in Peace Day is held annually on the third Friday of May. The first Play in Peace Day was the grand opening of Wright Park Play & Sprayground and McCarver Parks as a part of the Zina Linnik Project. Officially proclaimed by the Metropolitan Park District, the City of Tacoma, Pierce County, and the State of Washington, Play in Peace Day honors what children and neighbors can do by coming together to create and maintain beautiful, safe places for children and families to play.

Every year, the Greater Metro Parks Foundation, Metro Parks Tacoma, and our other community partners encourage everyone to go out and play in peace in our neighborhood parks. Fun activities are organized throughout the park district to commemorate the day.