Rain or shine, city to celebrate Green Tacoma Day

The Green Tacoma Partnership invites people of all ages to get outside, have fun, and learn more about Tacoma’s green spaces during Green Tacoma Day.

The event will be held on Sat., Oct. 20 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at a variety of locations throughout the city.

“Hub” sites will offer educational and family-friendly activities. These sites include Julia’s Gulch, Pt. Defiance Park, Swan Creek, and Wapato Hills. “Restoration Work Party” sites will offer visitors to participate in a restoration project. These sites include First Creek, Franklin Park, Garfield Gulch, Gog-le-hi-te Wetland, McKinley Park, Oak Tree Park, Pacific Lutheran University, Puget Creek, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma Nature Center, and Titlow Park.

To volunteer, sign up online here or contact Richard Madison with Metro Parks Tacoma at chipin@tacomaparks.com or (253) 202-5978.

Event sponsors include Simpson, REI, Metro Parks Tacoma, Forterra, City of Tacoma, Pierce Conservation District, Citizens for a Healthy Bay, Port of Tacoma, and Tacoma Art Museum.

The Green Tacoma Partnership is a public-private partnership between the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks, Forterra, citizens, educational organizations, neighborhood groups, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and businesses all working together to sustain a viable healthy network of natural green spaces throughout Tacoma. The Partnership aims to restore and maintain 1,881 acres of Tacoma’s green space over the next 20 years.

More information about Green Tacoma Day is available online here.