Volume 11 | January 2020
People's Voice
Stay in the loop with community news, exciting events, and more!
Half-off set-up fees this month only!
Work towards your New Year resolution goals at
People's Community Center!
We're giving you 50% off set-up fees when you sign up to be a pass holder.

Don't wait! Offer only valid through Jan. 31.
Sign up in-person at 1602 MLK Jr Way in Tacoma.
Tell us how we can better serve you!
Metro Parks Tacoma facilities are here for you to make memories. Please take a few minutes to take our survey and tell us how we can improve our community experiences and special events for you.
Toddler Time: Keep the little ones busy
Tumble with us on Thursdays!
Get moving with your little ones at People's Parent + Mini Tumbling classes! Offered for kids ages 11 months to three years old, the tumbling group meets
every Thursday from 10:30-11:10 a.m.
Mini All Stars begins Jan. 14
It's never too soon to get your little all-star involved in sports, and this camp has them all.

Participants can explore soccer, tennis, flag football, basketball, baseball, kickball and other fun games!
Jan. 14 through Feb. 13
on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 4-4:30 p.m.

Mini All Stars is presented by  Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
Ready, set, read!
Story Time at People's
Bring your little one to experience Story Time at People’s Community Center. Story Time is offered on Tuesdays for preschool age at 10:30 a.m. and for toddlers at 11:30 a.m.
Family swim schedule times
People's Pool offers Family Swim times throughout the week.
Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water. At People’s Pool the Family Swim is in half of the pool only.

Jump on into Family Swim Monday through Friday
from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Swim lesson registration opens Jan. 17!
Registration for next month's swim lessons opens Jan. 17 and closes on Jan. 29. The February swim lessons run from Feb. 3 through Feb. 26.

New class offering : Preschool Level 1 on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Don't miss our Water Walking class!
People's Center is host a one-day Water Walking class on Feb. 18.
From noon to 1 p.m., take your workout to the pool to ease joint pressure and increase your cardiovascular health.  
Youth Action Day is Jan. 19
 The voices of our youth matter. Join the People's Assembly for Youth Action Day Jan. 19, preceding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day to engage in an afternoon of shared learning and action around local issues identified by youth.
Celebrate Black History at People's
Join People's in celebrating the richness of the African-American culture, achievements and contributions to our community through speakers, dance, music, art, dinner and so much more.
This free event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.
Winter/Spring 2020 GO Guide is now available!
Don't miss our Financial Aid deadlines
This is a reminder that all 2019 Financial Assistance expires on December 31, 2019. If you would like to receive Financial Assistance for 2020, please submit new Financial Assistance paperwork.
Please follow the link below to download forms for 2020. Forms are available in English, Spanish and Russian.
The financial assistance limit based on family size for 2020 is as follows.
Family Size  - Maximum Assistance Per Year
  • One member: $200
  • Two members: $400
  • Three members: $600
  • Four members: $800
  • Five or more members: $1,000

You can submit your 2020 request via email to: reg.support@tacomaparks.com
Financial Assistance requests may also be submitted in person at several MPT locations, including:

People's Posts & Notes
Center closure on Feb. 7, 2020
Please note the Community Center will be closed the morning of February 7, 2020 to allow our staff to attend training. We trust that this slight interruption to our regular hours will allow us to better serve you! The Center will reopen at 11:30 am.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Center.  
Weather Alert: Closures and Cancelations
With the weather forecast showing a potential for snow we'd like to let you know that building closure information, if there is any, will be posted on our website.

Just look for the yellow alert bar at the top of the page and click on it for district-wide information.

If you have questions about a specific facility feel free to give them a call before heading out. Thank you and stay safe!

Price change in day passes coming next month
Starting Feb. 1, People's Community Center Adult Day Passes will increase to $5 per pass, per day.

New Rentals and Events fees for 2020
Be on the lookout for the updated 2020 Rentals and Events fees coming soon.
Photo courtesy of Senad Tiric
People's Community Center, 1602 MLK Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405, (253) 404-3915