Metro Parks to form heritage advisory council

Historic Tacoma announced today Metro Parks Tacoma is forming a new advisory council to help make recommendations to the Metro Parks’ Board of Park Commissioners and staff about various focus areas, including heritage and culture. This group will address historic preservation, special events and arts issues at Metro Parks. Some of Metro Parks historic assets include Ft. Nisqually, Wright Park’s Seymour Botanical Conservatory, the 1898 Lodge & 1914 Pagoda in Pt. Defiance Park, South Park Community Center (which was originally built as a USO center in 1941), as well as statuary, monuments and archival records documenting the history of Tacoma’s parks. If you’re interested in serving on this advisory council, you can find more information and/or download an application at — click on “get involved” and go to Board Advisory Councils. For more information, contact Melissa McGinnis at or (253) 305-1003.