Co-Create to Recreate

September 28: 6:30 - 8 pm (People's Community Center)

September 29: 6:30 - 8 pm (STAR Center)

Join us at your neighborhood community center to find out what’s happening, meet the staff, and share your ideas! The event will include a meal, ice breaker & brainstorming activities, and an opportunity to give feedback

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Budget Survey

Help Metro Parks Tacoma better serve you and take the survey!

Metro Parks provides a wide range of parks, programs, zoos, and recreation destinations to serve you and is currently developing the 2023-2024 budget. Please take a short survey to let us know how your values and needs can be reflected in future planning!  

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Join the Fall Fitness Frenzy!

Come to 8 fitness classes in October at any community center and be entered to win prizes. Bring a friend for free!

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Senior Arts Program

Eastside Community Center


Use various media to create works of art and fine-tune your skills. Explore drawing with graphite, charcoal, pastels and more as well as working with paint. You will work together to deepen your knowledge of art.

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Green Tacoma Day

October 8: 9 am - 12 pm

Join fellow community members to give back to city parks and green spaces on Green Tacoma Day. The Green Tacoma Partnership invites people of all ages to get outside, have fun and engage in Tacoma’s natural areas. Volunteers will plant trees, remove invasive weeds, connect with the community, and provide a helping hand to our green spaces.

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Candlelight Tour

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

October 14-15: 6  - 9 pm

Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests eavesdrop as more than a hundred historical interpreters bring to life the men, women, and children of the Hudson’s Bay Company. This year, guests will arrive in October of 1857.

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Grit City Gherkins - Pickleball Club

$7 per month or $65 a year

Join now!

Grit City Gherkin club benefits

  • Unlimited Open Play and Advanced Open Play at any community center
  • 5% off at (offered through USA Pickleball).
  • Coming in 2023:
  • Discounts for leagues.
  • Priority tournament registration
  • Club Play opportunities
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Race Ready

October 17- Nov 23: 7 am - 8 am

Join us for a 6-week series of outdoor fall running in preparation for the Norpoint Classic on Thanksgiving. Whether you are completely new to running or if you are currently running consistently but looking for structured workouts and a coach, we have you covered. 


Zoo Boo

October 15-16: 9 am - 3:30 pm

Costumes, animals, candy and fun! Free with admission and Zoo membership.

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Hoot n' Howl

October 14-15 & 21-22: 5  - 9 pm (Friday & Saturday Nights)

Put on a costume and explore the park at twilight! Lights, animals and spookiness…oh, and candy too. Play games in the picnic pavilion, plus pumpkin checkers and tic tac toe…And snap those adorable spooky photos.

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Mindful Meditation

Point Defiance Park

Outdoors at Point Defiance Park. Sign up soon, space is limited. 

In this class you will develop tools with breathing and meditation to reduce stress and improve your overall wellness. Class will focus on mindfulness exercises using the breath, yoga and guided meditation practices. These techniques will be tools you can use during class and in day to day living to find joy in the present moment.

Sundays Oct: 6:30 - 8 pm (Point Defiance Park)

Thursdays 29: 6:30 - 8 pm (Owen Beach)

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Norpoint Classic

Center at Norpoint

November 24: 9 am

Join us for this exciting annual fun run on Thanksgiving morning at the Center at Norpoint. The course begins and ends at the center’s parking lot and winds though Northeast Tacoma providing mountain and sound views for participants.

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Book Your Holiday Party Today!

Historic, unique and iconic, Metro Parks Tacoma facilities are a

great place to make memories! 

It’s never too early to start planning a party! Book your holiday get-togethers now at Point Defiance Pagoda, Titlow Lodge, or our Community Centers.

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