Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program in partnership with Macy’s department stores and the National Recreation and Park Association that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country.
From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s Tacoma Mall can donate $1 or more at the register to benefit Point Defiance Park. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total. Donations will be administered through the Greater Metro Parks Foundation to support the operations and care of the 702-acre park, which serves more than three-million visitors annually.
“The love for Point Defiance Park extends well-beyond the boundaries of Tacoma,” said Metro Parks Tacoma Executive Director Jack Wilson. “Metro Parks appreciates the partnership between Macy’s at Tacoma Mall, the National Recreation and Park Association, and the Greater Metro Parks Foundation to create this opportunity for the community to see its donations matched dollar for dollar this spring. Through this wonderful program and donations by Macy’s customers, we are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding to support this regional treasure. This park is a great asset to the community, and we greatly appreciate Macy’s support.”
More information is available online here.