Metro Parks Tacoma

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation


5400 N Pearl StreetTacoma, WA 98407 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The CHIP-in! program with Metro Parks Tacoma was designed so community members could take an active role in helping to maintain and revitalize local parks and natural areas. "Chip in" by investing your time and talents to help improve parks and green spaces, protect neighborhood buildings and promote a healthy environment while also building a stronger community.


Metro Parks Tacoma is a CAPRA-accredited, independent park district that leads efforts to build a healthy, sustainable community.

Metro Parks Tacoma offers a variety of experiences on its 2,905 acres:

  • Two AZA-accredited zoos
  • An old-growth forest inside 760-acre Point Defiance Park
  • Sports complexes, pools and spraygrounds
  • Community centers
  • A marina on Puget Sound
  • An accredited living history museum
  • 87 miles of trails
  • Nine community gardens
  • A golf course
  • A Victorian-style conservatory inside an arboretum
  • and hundreds of program offerings in sports, arts, and more.


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