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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! THREE WAYS TO REGISTER ONLINE:

MetroParksTacoma.org/GO

PHONE:

(253) 305-1022

IN PERSON:

Community Centers or Headquarters: 4702 S. 19th St.

WHAT’S INSIDE

Cultural Arts

Audio Programming............................ 5 Cooking.............................................. 6 Dance................................................ 7 Music................................................. 10 Theater.............................................. 10 Visual Arts.......................................... 10

Fitness & Wellness

Martial Arts........................................ 12 Tumbling............................................ 13 Yoga................................................... 13

Nature Education & Outdoor Adventures Fishing............................................... 14 Northwest Trek.................................. 15 Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium......... 15 Nature Education.............................. 16 Walks & Hiking................................... 18 Outdoor Adventures........................... 23

Sports & Swimming

Scholarships

Based on financial need, scholarships are available for classes and camps that cost more than $15. You must apply for financial scholarships at least five days prior to the start of the class and our customer service staff can help walk you through the process. Just call them at (253) 305-1022 for more information.

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Adaptive & Paralympic Sports........... 25 Adult Sports....................................... 26 Youth Sports...................................... 27 Swimming.......................................... 31

Fifty and Better (FAB)

Trips and Tours.................................. 35

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Play, splash or wade the day away, plus get a FREE nutritious lunch!

2019

Program runs June 24 - Aug. 30. Hours: 11 am - 3 pm with lunch at 12 pm. Program available at: • Wright Park • Wapato Park • Franklin Park • Verlo Park • South Park • Portland Ave. Park (Meal only sites at STAR and Titlow) We will have special activities celebrating National Summer Learning Week (July 8-12) and in the weeks following including: Painting in the Park, Story Time, Science Experiments, and more!

Visit MetroParksTacoma.org/ Playgrounds for a calendar of events.

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Cultural Arts • Audio Programming • Cooking • Dance • Music • Theatre • Visual Arts

Audio Programming Intro to Audio Recording Cover basics of sound production, recording, and use of accessible software (Ableton, Garage Band etc.). Enter the exciting world of digital audio recording, put together beats and simple tracks and learn techniques such as face-ins/outs, effects, dynamics and EQ. Eastside Community Center

Ages 8 - 14

10505 07/02 – 07/23 10506 07/30 – 08/27

Tue Tue

5 – 6 pm 5 – 6 pm

Ages 15+

10507 07/01 – 07/22 Mon 6 – 7 pm 10508 07/29 – 08/19 Mon 6 – 7 pm Center Pass $40; Resident $50; Non-Resident $55

Songwriting and Rapping 101 Learn how to write songs from conception to final edit. Get tips on song structure like intros, outros, lifts and bridges. Learn best practices for co-writes and how to network with other artists. Discover outlets around the world to share your songs with. Eastside Community Center

Ages 8 - 14

10515 07/01 – 07/22 10517 07/29 – 08/19

Mon Mon

5 – 6 pm 5 – 6 pm

Ages 15+

10519 07/03 – 07/24 Wed 6 – 7 pm 10521 07/31 – 08/21 Wed 6 – 7 pm Center Pass $40; Resident $50; Non-Resident $55

Intro to Pro Tools Learn the industry standard recording and production software Pro Tools. In this course you will set up and save a template to recall later, use mixing techniques, plug INS, recording, signal routing, beat and tempo matching, editing, and basic music composition. Ages 8 - 14

Eastside Community Center 10527 07/11 – 07/25 Thu 5 – 6 pm Center Pass $31; Resident $38; Non-Resident $41 10528 08/01 – 08/22 Thu 5 – 6 pm Center Pass $40; Resident $50; Non-Resident $55

Ages 15+

10524 07/03 – 07/24 Wed 5 – 6 pm 10525 07/31 – 08/21 Wed 5 – 6 pm Center Pass $40; Resident $50; Non-Resident $55

Music Theory and Rhythms Learn rhythm theory, different time signatures and how rhythmic notation fits together. Explore how rhythms are expressed on different instruments and how they define music genres, invoke emotion, and can be fused to create something new. Excellent class for future Producers and Beat Makers looking to improve their drumming and programming skills. Eastside Community Center

Ages 8 - 14

10531 07/11 – 07/25 Thu 6 – 7 pm Center Pass $31; Resident $38; Non-Resident $41 10532 08/01 – 08/22 Thu 6 – 7 pm Center Pass $40; Resident $50; Non-Resident $55

Ages 15+

10529 07/02 – 07/23 Tue 6 – 7 pm Center Pass $31; Resident $38; Non-Resident $41 10530 07/30 – 08/27 Tue 6 – 7 pm Center Pass $40; Resident $50; Non-Resident $55

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Cultural Arts Cooking Junior Chef Ages 8 - 13 Expand your child’s culinary horizons! Learn how to make tasty and fun afterschool meals that are superior to any instant or frozen foods. Develop cooking skills and techniques and learn how to approach cooking in a way that can make it fun as well as delicious. Center at Norpoint 10351 07/02 – 07/23 Tue 10356 07/30 – 08/20 Tue Resident $49; Non-Resident $53

5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm

Family Summer Picnic Class Ages 5+ Come and learn how to pack a serious picnic, just in time for summer! Bring the family along and be instructed on some of the best ways to put together a healthy, reasonably-priced picnic that you can take with you anywhere. Eastside Community Center 10358 07/13 Sat 10 am – 12 pm 10407 08/17 Sat 10 am – 12 pm Center Pass $48; Resident $59; Non-Resident $66 Additional member fee $10

Culinary Night Out Ages 21+ Enjoy a night away from responsibility and stress. In this special culinary experience with Metro Arts, you will be able to plan for the upcoming holiday season while simultaneously enjoying a night out! Learn how to dust off and spruce-up favorite holiday meals and what wines compliment them! Center at Norpoint 10412 07/18 Thu 6 – 8:30 pm 10413 08/15 Thu 6 – 8:30 pm STAR Center 10417 07/25 Thu 5:30 – 8 pm 10418 08/22 Thu 5:30 – 8 pm Prices are per couple Center Pass $88; Resident $98; Non-Resident $107

Become a Metro Arts Preferred Customer Sign up now… pay later!

As a Metro Arts Preferred Customer, your space in class is reserved through December, 2019. Register online (entering a barcode for each session) through the scheduled payments option and you won’t be charged until the week before class begins. No more hassle of having to register between sessions. For more info: (253) 305-1022 or MetroParksTacoma.org/Arts.

Picnic Shelters LOCATIONS & RATES

Reserve Your Picnic Shelter Online! MetroParksTacoma.org/Picnic

Point Defiance Park Picnic Shelters Phone (253) 305-1090 or (253) 305-1084 Mon-Thu Fri-Sun Fort Nisqually $114 $140 Gig Harbor Viewpoint* $ 83 $114

Capacity 100 75

* Available after 1 pm on Sat. & Sun. and after 10 am Mon. - Fri.

Owen Beach $229 Dune Peninsula Pavilion**

$312

300

** To rent the Pavilion, please call (253) 305-1090 or (253) 305-1084. See reverse for more information about Dune Pavilion.

Wapato Park Picnic Shelters & Pavilion Phone (253) 305-1022 Mon-Thu Fri-Sun Capacity $114 $140 75 $114 $140 75 $114/hour $172/hour 55

Kiwanis Main Pavilion*

* To rent the Pavilion, please call (253) 305-1090 or (253) 305-1084.

Other Picnic Shelters Phone (253) 305-1022 Franklin Park Manitou Park Portland Ave. Park Stewart Heights Park Titlow Park

Mon-Thu $ 57 $ 83 $ 57 $ 57 $140

Fri-Sun $ 83 $114 $ 83 $ 83 $198

Capacity 30 100 40 35 100

THREE EASY WAYS to REGISTER • Online: MetroParksTacoma.org/GO • Phone: (253) 305-1022 • In Person: Community Centers or Headquarters - 4702 S. 19th St.

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Cultural Arts

Youth Dance Ballet Classes focus on technique, posture, alignment, creative expression and performance. Class barcodes and more specific information can be found at MetroParksTacoma.org/Arts. Beginning, Ages 3 - 4, 5 - 7, 6 - 10

Beginning, Ages 3-4,

Center at Norpoint

Saturday 9:30 am Session 1: 07/06 – 07/27 Session 2: 08/03 – 08/24

School of the Arts

Beginning /Intermediate, Ages 5-7 Saturday 10:30 - 11:15 am Session 1: 07/06 – 07/27 Session 2: 08/03 – 08/24

Intermediate/Advanced Ages 9-12 Thu/Sat 4:30 pm, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Session 1: 07/11 - 07/27 Session 2: 08/01 -08/24

Tuesday 4:45 pm, 5:15 pm, 6 pm Session 1: 07/02 – 07/23 Session 2: 07/30 – 08/20

Beginning, Ages 3 - 4, 5 - 7 Saturday 9:30 am, 10 am Session 1: 07/06 – 07/27 Session 2: 08/03 – 08/24

Beginning, Ages 9 - 12

Saturday 10:45 - 11:45 am Session 1: 07/06 - 07/27 Session 2: 08/03 - 08/24

Intermediate/Advanced, Ages 13+ Eastside Comm. Cntr.

Beginning, Ages 3 - 5, 6 - 10

People’s Comm. Cntr.

Tue/Thu 4:30 – 5 pm, 5:30 – 7 pm Session 1: 07/02 - 07/27 Session 2: 07/03 - 08/24

Beginning, Ages 3 - 5, 6 - 10

STAR Center

Beginning, Ages 3 - 4, 5 - 7, 8 - 12 Monday 4 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:15 pm Session 1: 07/01 – 07/22 Session 2: 07/29 - 08/19

Wednesday 5:15 pm, 5:45 pm Session 1: 07/03 – 07/24 Session 2: 07/31 – 08/21

Beginning Ages 3 - 4, 5 - 7

Saturday 9:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am Session 1: 07/06 – 07/27 Session 2: 08/03 – 08/24

Beginning Ages 3 - 4, 5 - 7 Saturday 9:30 am, 10 am Session 1: 07/06 – 07/27 Session 2: 08/03 – 08/24

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Thursday 5 pm, 5:30 pm Session 1: 07/11 - 07/25 Session 2: 08/01 - 08/22

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Hip Hop, Beginning Ages 5 - 8 Learn dance combinations, work on body isolations and try out a few technical moves, while working on coordination, flexibility and cardio health. Come ready to dance in clean lace-up shoes and comfortable clothing. STAR Center STAR Pass $27; Resident $33; Non-Resident $36 10485 07/02 – 07/23 Tu 4:30 – 5:15 pm 10486 07/30 – 08/20 Tu 4:30 – 5:15 pm Center at Norpoint Center Card $27; Resident $33; Non-Resident $36 10489 07/02 – 07/23 Tu 4:30 – 5:15 pm 10490 07/30 – 08/20 Tu 4:30 – 5:15 pm First Creek Middle School Resident $33; Non-Resident $36 10493 07/01 – 07/22 Mon 5:15 – 6 pm 10495 07/29 – 08/19 Mon 5:15 – 6 pm

Hip Hop, Beginning

Ages 7 - 14

Hip Hop, Beginning

Ages 9 - 12

People’s Community Center Center Pass $27; Resident $36; Non-Resident $39 10496 07/03 – 07/24 Wed 4:30 – 5:30 pm 10498 07/31 – 08/21 Wed 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Tap Beginning Students learn basic and advanced tap rhythms and technique. Wear comfortable clothes and bring tap shoes. School of the Arts – Ted Brown

Ages 5 - 8

Resident $35; Non-Resident $40 10455 07/06 – 07/27 Sat 10456 08/03 – 08/24 Sat

Ages 9 - 12

10447 07/11 – 07/25 Thu Resident $35; Non-Resident $40 10448 08/01 – 08/22 Thu Resident $43; Non-Resident $49

Beginning/Intermediate Tap 10450 07/11 – 07/25 Thu Resident $35; Non-Resident $40 10451 08/01 – 08/22 Thu Resident $43; Non-Resident $49

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10 – 10:30 am 10 – 10:30 am 6:30 – 7:30 pm 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Ages 13+

4:30 – 5:30 pm 4:30 – 5:30 pm

STAR Center STAR Pass $28; Resident $35; Non-Resident $38 07/02 – 07/23 Tu 5:20 – 6:20 pm 07/30 – 08/20 Tu 5:20 – 6:20 pm Center at Norpoint Center Card $28; Resident $35; Non-Resident $38 10491 07/02 – 07/23 Tu 5:15 – 6:15 pm 10492 07/30 – 08/20 Tu 5:15 – 6:15 pm First Creek Middle School Resident $35; Non-Resident $38 10497 07/01 – 07/22 Mon 6 – 7 pm 10494 07/29 – 08/19 Mon 6 – 7 pm

Contemporary Jazz Ages 7 - 12 Learn the jazz and contemporary Lyrical technique in a fun and supportive environment SOTA – Ted Brown 10499 07/11 - 07/25 10500 08/01 - 08/22

Th Th

5:30 – 6:30 pm 5:30 – 6:30 pm

10501 07/11 - 07/25 Tu 10502 08/01 - 08/22 Tu Resident $35; Non-Resident $38

6:30 – 7:30 pm 6:30 – 7:30 pm

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Cultural Arts Adult Dance Beginning Adult Ballet Ages 18+ In ballet, work on the fundamentals of dance at the barre, across the floor, and at the center to gain strength and flexibility and improve on body placement skills. STAR Center $15/Class; $50/Monthly 10503 07/11 - 07/25 Th 6:45 – 8 pm 10504 08/01 - 08/29 Th 6:45 – 8 pm

Step into the Ballroom!

Ballroom Private Lessons Ages 18+ Select the style of dance and details you want to learn and progress at your own pace. Private lessons are a great way to get a jump-start on ballroom dance or a good way to go beyond the foundation levels. STAR Center $70/lesson; $650/10 lessons Weekday afternoons and evenings. Call (253) 404-3939 for more information. Ballroom Friday Night Lessons Ages 18+ Rumba, cha-cha, foxtrot, waltz, and swing. One dance explored each week! Rob Sutherland STAR Center 07/04 - 08/30 Fri 7 – 8 pm Drop-in fee only STAR Pass $11; Resident $15; Non-Resident $16

Ballroom Private Lessons Ages 18+

Select the style of dance and details you want to learn and progress at your own pace. Private lessons are a great way to get a jump start on ballroom dance or a good way to go beyond the foundation levels.

STAR Center

Weekday afternoons and evenings $70 per lesson; $650 for 10 lessons For more information call (253) 404-3939

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Cultural Arts Theater Theater 101 Ages 6 - 10 Your child will learn theater basics, enjoy some theater games and get up on the stage to put on a show for friends and family on the last day of class. We will focus on theater teamwork, theater etiquette and the fundamentals of acting. Familiarity with nursery rhymes is a plus. We will provide you with a fun reading list to help get your child ready for some creative stage fun.

Private Music Lessons Learn to play or dust off that old instrument with private, half-hour instructions. Sessions: 07/01 - 07/31; 08/01 - 08/31 (No Class 07/04) Months with 1 lesson $18/$23 Months with 2 lessons $35/$40 Months with 3 lessons $53/$57 Months with 4 lessons $69/$74 Months with 5 lessons $86/$91

Guitar: Geoffrey’s Lessons STAR Center Thursday

7 - 9 pm

Guitar: Chris’s Lessons

People’s Community Center Thursday 4 - 8 pm

Guitar: Chris’s Lessons

Eastside Community Center Tuesday 4 - 8 pm Friday 6 - 8 pm

Ukulele: Larry’s Lessons STAR Center Wednesday

4 - 8 pm

Violin: Karl’s Lessons STAR Center Tuesday

3 - 7 pm

Piano: Nina’s Lessons STAR Center Monday Wednesday Thursday

3 - 7:30 pm 3 - 7:30 pm 3 - 7:30 pm

Drums: Phil’s Lessons

People’s Community Center Monday 4 - 8 pm Wednesday 4 - 8 pm

School of the Arts – Ted Brown 10333 07/01 – 07/22 Mon 10335 07/29 – 08/19 Mon Resident $49; Non-Resident $53

Ages 11+

10341 07/03 – 07/24 Wed 10342 07/31 – 08/21 Wed Resident $49; Non-Resident $53

5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm

Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night All Ages Come enjoy a FREE performance of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night performed by the Seattle Shakespeare Company. Bring a blanket, a snack, and sit back and enjoy. To request an accommodation please allow 10 business days prior to the start of the course. Complete the accommodation request form and mail it in, or call (253) 404-3950. This number is for accommodation information only. Wright Park 08/09 Fri 5 pm

Visual Arts Art School! Ages 11+ Work with different materials and methods to create unique pieces of art. Explore visual representation with graphite, charcoal, pastels and other media. Learn the concepts and theories behind different art techniques. Everyone has something important to say, so learn the tools for your artistic expression! People’s Community Center 10419 07/02 – 07/23 Tue 4:30 – 6 pm 10420 07/30 – 08/20 Tue 4:30 – 6 pm Center Pass $49; Resident $61; Non-Resident $67

Drums: Chris/Phil Lessons

People’s Community Center Friday 6 - 8 pm Saturday 10 am - 12 pm

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Cultural Arts Ready, Set, Create! Young Artist Ages 5 - 10 Work with different materials and methods to create unique pieces of art. Explore visual representation with graphite, charcoal, pastels and other media. Learn the concepts and theories behind different art techniques. Everyone has something important to say, so learn the tools for your artistic expression! Eastside Community Center 10421 07/01 – 07/22 Mon 5 – 6:30 pm 10422 07/29 – 08/19 Mon 5 – 6:30 pm Center Pass $49; Resident $61; Non-Resident $67

Nature Photography Ages 12+ Develop your photographer’s eye as you venture out into the wilds of Tacoma to document the scenes through captured images. The natural areas of Swan Creek Park will be explored and recorded through photographs, and students may stage their own artistic shoots there as well. Hone basic photographic techniques, such as the use of light, framing, focus, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and cropping. Every other class will be a viewing and editing session in a photography lab. Let the safari begin! First Creek Middle School 10423 07/11 – 07/25 Thu Resident $31; Non-Resident $34 10424 08/01 – 08/22 Thu Resident $41; Non-Resident $45

5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm

Watercolor in the Garden Ages 18+ Join us in the Point Defiance Rose Garden! Enjoy the summer weather and the smell of the roses while learning about watercolor painting. You will have the chance to experience art in a new atmosphere, make new friends and create beautiful works of art! Learn about how watercolor can be very portable. By the end of this class you will want to be painting everywhere you go! Point Defiance Rose Garden 10430 07/03 – 07/24 Wed Resident $31; Non-Resident $34 10433 07/31 – 08/21 Wed Resident $41; Non-Resident $45

5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm

Zoo Sketches! Ages 10+ Take a walk on the wild side! Join one of Metro Parks’ artists as they guide you through the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and help you capture cool creatures in your sketches. No experience necessary. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 10437 07/20 – 08/11 Sat Resident $60; Non-Resident $65

Artist 101 Ages 6+ Make it a family class! Learn about a different artist each week and learn how to re-create their art form! Learn about artists such as Picasso, Van Goah, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali and much more! STAR Center 10438 07/06 – 07/27 Sat 10440 08/03 – 08/24 Sat Resident $61; Non-Resident $67

10 am – 12 pm 10 am – 12 pm

Family Paint Nights! Ages 4+ Join Metro Arts for a night of painting, snacks and art while making unforgettable memories. During this time you will paint a summery work of art that you can take home and proudly hang on your wall. Art supplies, snacks, juice and fun will be provided. Center at Norpoint 06/29 Sat 5 – 7 pm Eastside Community Center 07/20 Sat 5 – 7 pm STAR Center 08/24 Sat 5 – 7 pm Center Pass Family of 2: $54; Family of 3: $60; Family of 4: $66 Resident Family of 2: $67; Family of 3: $73; Family of 4: $79 Non-Resident Family of 2: $73; Family of 3: $79; Family of 4: $85

Mommy and Me Craft: Make and Create at Home Ages 2+ Calling all Mommies! Are you looking for fun and easy crafts to do at home with your little ones this summer? Learn how to make crafts that are fun and safe for your child to do on their own. Join us and bring the kiddos along! Each week we will have a hands-on craft for kids to do while you learn about how to do crafts at home. We will provide the supplies list, instructions, and examples! 11046 07/12 – 08/22 Fri Resident $30; Non-Resident $33

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8:30 – 9:30 am

10 – 11:30 am

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Fitness & Wellness Fitness

Martial Arts

DanceWrite with Samuel Corales Ages 13 - 17 This creative writing and dance program exposes teens to various literary tools to produce a short written work. Once created, the story will be translated into movement or dance. Join Samuel Corrales from Louder than a Bomb, and keep your creative mind active over the summer. Salishan FIC 07/09 – 08/1 Resident $150; Non- Resident $156

1:30 – 3 pm

Outside Fit Ages 18+ Enjoy fitness classes in your own neighborhood! Zumba, meditation and functional fitness training are just some of the classes you can try in this program. No membership required, grab your friends and neighbors and get fit together. Stewart Heights Session 1 05/06 – 05/31 Session 2 06/03 – 06/28 Resident $27; Non-Resident $30

10 am – 12 pm 10 am – 12 pm

Little Dragons Gung Fu Ages 5+ Jun Fan Gung Fu is the system of martial arts developed by the legendary Sigung Bruce Lee. Students will progress through the curriculum learning the modified Wing Chun combined with the footwork, coordination and physical conditioning exercises, and how to use training gear to help their classmates develop their punches, kicks and techniques in a safe and fun environment. STAR Center Monthly May - August Resident $32; Non-Resident $39

9:30 – 10:30 am

Kendo Ages 8+ Have fun learning traditional Japanese swordsmanship. Increase mental awareness and self-discipline through fundamental technique training and interactive sword drills. STAR Center Monthly May – August 6:30 – 7:20 pm STAR Pass $26; Resident $32; Non-Resident $35

Ninja Kids - Beginner Martial Arts Ages 6 - 12 Kids will learn Ninja moves through games, drills and activities. Kids will gain strength, skills, cardio fitness and confidence while making friends. Different martial arts styles and moves represented. STAR Center Monthly May – August 4:30 – 5:15 pm Free with STAR Pass; $5 Day Pass includes group exercise classes

Tiger Tao Karate Age: 6+ Build skills and practice exercises that help improve mental and physical development. People’s Community Center Monthly May - Aug. T, Th Resident $35; Non-Resident $39

6 - 7:30 pm

Stay up to date!

MetroParksTacoma.org/GiveBlood to find our next Community Center Blood Drive.

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Fitness & Wellness Tumbling

Wellness

Pop Tumbling Ages 3.5 - 12 Tumbling-based gymnastics enrichment for students ages preschool through elementary. Participants will enjoy games, drills, and activities that will develop strength, endurance, agility, mobility, focus and self-control. Mondays at STAR Center Thursdays at Center at Norpoint

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

05/06 – 05/20 06/03 – 06/24 07/01 – 07/29 08/05 – 08/26

Ages 3 – 5 Ages 6 – 8 Ages 9 – 12

4 - 4:40 pm 5 - 5:40 pm 6 - 6:40 pm

Resident $41.25; Non-Resident $55

Mini Pop Tumbling Ages 3.5 - 5 An introduction to tumbling with pop gymnastics. Roll, bend and test your balance as you practice basic tumbling exercises. Eastside Community Center 11053 05/08 – 05/29 W 11:20 am – 12 pm 11052 06/05 – 06/19 W 11:20 am – 12 pm Resident $40; Non-Resident: $55

Pop Tumbling Ages 5 - 10 Eastside Community Center 11075 05/08 - 05/29 W 12:10 – 12:50 pm 11054 06/05 – 06/19 W 12:10 – 12:50 pm Resident $40; Non Resident $55

Total Wellness Coaching Ages 18+ A 4-week online program where you will receive a consultation and assessment designed to your specific wellness plan. Plan includes: macronutrient serving recommendations, nutritional guidelines, strength and cardiovascular training classes and regular accountability check ins. Work with a certified wellness coach to reach your personal fitness goals. STAR Center 06/06 – 06/27 Thu 6:30 – 7:30 pm 07/11 – 08/01 Thu 6:30 – 7:03 pm Eastside Community Center 06/04 – 06/25 Tue 6:30 – 7:30 pm 07/09 – 07/30 Tue 6:30 – 7:30 pm Individual Modules: Resident $55; Non-Resident $62 Total Package: Resident $155; Non-Resident $162

Yoga Mommy and Me Yoga Ages Infancy+ An opportunity for a parent and child to have a bonding activity, one-on-one, through which they can grow together. Focused on introducing yoga and meditation to children, this class is a positive outlet where they are able to feel good about themselves. It includes breath work, stories, games, yoga practice, and “still time.” STAR Center Monthly May – August 5:30 – 6:20 pm Free with STAR Pass; $5 Day Pass includes group exercise classes

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with Diane Bunting Beginning Jefferson 10337 05/20 - 08/19 STAR Center 10339 05/23 - 08/22 (no class 05/27)

Ages 15+

Mon

5:45 - 7:15 pm

Thu

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Mon

7:30 - 9 pm

Thu

7:30 - 9 pm

Intermediate

Personal Training Do you need a little extra motivation and guidance for your workouts? Our personal trainers at STAR Center, Center at Norpoint and Eastside Community Center will help you achieve your fitness goals!

Jefferson 10338 05/20 - 08/19 STAR Center 10440 05/23 - 08/22 (no class 07/04)

Call (253) 404-3939 for STAR Center, (253) 404-3900 for Center at Norpoint, (253) 404-3990 for Eastside Community Center to schedule a complimentary assessment and consultation.

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Nature Education & Outdoor Adventures • Fishing • Nature & Wildlife Education • Outdoor Adventures • Walks & Hiking

Point Defiance Marina Visit PointDefianceMarina.com for more information. Adult and Youth Basic Fishing Ages 8+ Learn all about fishing in local freshwater and saltwater. Gain experience in knot tying, tackle, rods and reels, rigging, regulations, and safety. Additional BSA Merit Badge training available. 10109 06/15 $15

Adult Basic Fishing 10108 05/25 10110 09/07 $15

Sat

Sat Sat

10 am – 12 pm

Ages 15+

10 am – 12 pm 10 am – 12 pm

ABC Boater’s Education Ages 16+ Learn the basics of safe boating and meet the requirements of the mandatory Washington State Boater’s Education Card. America’s Boating Course manual included. 10105 05/01 – 05/29 10107 06/03 – 06/17 $50

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Wed Mon/Thu

7 – 9 pm 7 – 9 pm

Crabbing in Puget Sound Ages 8+ Learn about safe crabbing techniques in Puget Sound including pots, baits, regulations, and safety. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10106 06/08 $15

Sat

10 am – 12 pm

Paddle Smart Kayaking Ages 18+ Learn Kayaking skills in the classroom and on the water. Instruction books courtesy of Tacoma Power Squadron. 10104 06/01 10111 07/06 $50

Sat Sat

10 am – 12 pm 10 am – 12 pm

Point Defiance Marina Swap Meet Register now for a 10x10 space for $20. Space is limited. Deadline to register is 05/01. PDM locker tenants receive $5 off registration. Tables can be reserved for $10 each. Must reserve in advance at (253) 404-3960. 05/04 Sat 10 am - 3 pm 10171 10201 10202

$20 for 10x10 space $15 for PDM locker tenants $10 additional tableFree to shoppers.

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Nature and Nature Education & Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventure

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Keeper Adventure Tours Ages 5+ Want to get up close and personal with a moose? Stare down a bison? Then hop in the Jeep with one of our keepers and head off the tram tour roads for a Free Roaming Area adventure you’ll never forget. Brand-new this year! Check the website for dates and times. nwtrek.org Trek Member $80; Non-Member $90

Photo Tours Ages 16+ Bring your camera and lenses and hop on board a tram for a unique view of the Free Roaming Area. Catch close-ups of moose and wide shots of elk, bison and more, as our naturalist driver finds the best angles. Reservations required. Visit nwtrek.org.

05/04, 06/01, 07/14, 07/28, 08/06, 08/16, 08/18, 09/07, 10/27 8 - 10:30 am Trek Member $65; Non-Member $70

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Explore the Shore Ages 5+ Become a Citizen Scientist for a day at Owen Beach! Join Zoo naturalists for low-tide beach walks where you’ll discover and identify tide-pool animals, recording their location for a scientific database. Visit pdza.org for details. 06/05 06/17 07/03 07/17 08/02

Fri Thu Thu Fri Fri

12:15 pm 11 am 11:15 am 11:15 am 11:45 am

Keeper for a Day Ages 13 - 17 Meet keepers, scoop poop and prepare food for animals behind the scenes at the Zoo – just like a zookeeper! Includes activities in Rocky Shores, Kids’ Zone and Asian Forest Sanctuary. Visit pdza.org for details. 05/04 Sat 8 am - 4 pm 09/07 Sat 8 am - 4 pm PDZA members $90; Non-Members $100

Marine Biologist for a Day Ages 13 - 17 Go behind the scenes at the South Pacific Aquarium and learn how we train sharks, prepare food for fish and care for our stingrays. Visit pdza.org for details. 05/18 Sat 8 am - 4 pm 09/14 Sat 8 am - 4 pm PDZA members $90; Non-Members $100

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Point Defiance Visitors Center Memorial Day – Labor Day FREE tours offered through the Point Defiance Visitors Center, Fri – Sun. Check our website for daily schedules. Earn your Junior Ranger badge! Booklets available in the PDVC. • Walking History Tours • Guided Garden Tours • Ranger-led Nature Walks Tacoma Giants Part 1: Introduction to the trees of Point Defiance Program requires some walking on uneven terrain. Leaves from Fort Nisqually Picnic Shelter 05/26 Sun 10 – 11 am 06/30 Sun 10 – 11 am 07/28 Sun 10 – 11 am 08/25 Sun 10 – 11 am 09/29 Sun 10 – 11 am $5 per person

Part 2: Immersion Tree Walk to the tallest tree in Point Defiance Program requires a significant amount of walking on uneven terrain.

Forest Mindfulness Learn to slow down and experience the forest in a new way with certified Forest Therapy Guide Julie Hepp. 06/09 Sun 08/11 Sun $20 per person

1 - 3 pm 1 - 3 pm

Ranger-led Nature Walk Explore the plants and animals living in Point Defiance Park’s unique old-growth forest.

Meet at Rhododendron Garden Pavilion 05/04 – 05/05 Sat - Sun 1 - 2 pm 09/07 – 09/08 Sat - Sun 1 - 2 pm Free drop-in tours each June, July, and August weekend at the Point Defiance Visitors Center.

Leaves from Fort Nisqually Picnic Shelter 05/26 Sun 12 – 2 pm 06/30 Sun 12 – 2 pm 07/28 Sun 12 – 2 pm 08/25 Sun 12 – 2 pm 09/29 Sun 12 – 2 pm $8 per person

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Nature Education Birding for Seniors Celebrate the birds of Point Defiance Park in this quarterly mobility-adjusted program. Enjoy a short lecture with seating provided, followed by an optional short walk. This program is made possible by support from Franke Tobey Jones Senior University. Spring Arrivals Meet at the Duck Pond in Point Defiance Park, near the Rose Garden

05/10 Fri 10 - 11 am Woodpeckers & Cavity Nesters

Meet near the Fort Nisqually Picnic Shelter

08/09 Fri

Coffee with the Birds With a new theme each month, this event is perfect for everyone from beginner birders, to experts looking to connect with new friends over coffee or hot chocolate! Tahoma Audubon Society will have a binocular library for participants to borrow binoculars. You’re guaranteed to see birds, thanks to real bird specimens provided by the Slater Museum of Natural History. Complimentary coffee provided by Lift Bridge Coffee. Spring Arrivals Meet at the Northwest Native Plant Garden

05/11 Sat 9 - 10:30 am Listening for Birds

10 - 11 am

Nature After Hours Ages 21+ Enjoy a ranger-led evening hike in Point Defiance Park that ends with an adult beverage at the Pagoda. Searching for Sasquatch Pagoda at Point Defiance Park

09/20 Fri $22 per person

6 - 8 pm

Park Rx Day Family Health Festival at Point Defiance Park Drop-in all day for family-friendly programs and activities Meet at Rhododendron Garden Pavilion

06/29 Sat 08/18 Sun

11 am – 4 pm 11 am – 4 pm

Meet at the Northwest Native Plant Garden

06/15 Sat 9 - 10:30 am Woodpeckers & Cavity Nesters 9 - 10:30 am

09/14 Sat

9 - 10:30 am

Meet at the Fort Nisqually Picnic Shelter $5 per person

Slug Celebration Walk Explore and celebrate these slimy creatures and what makes them special – more special than you might think! Meet at Rhododendron Garden Pavilion

09/21 Sat

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Register your family by July 6 in The Tacoma Nature Center’s

FAMILY ADVENTURE CHALLENGE July 8-August 16

Participate in as many qualifying activities as you can throughout Metro Parks Tacoma during the challenge time frame. At the end, each registered family member gets a special t-shirt and you can redeem points earned during the challenge for prizes. Register by calling 253-404-3930 • TacomaNatureCenter.org Qualifying activities and point values to be posted mid-June Edible Plant Hike Join naturalist Wes Bowens for an introduction to identifying edible plants in western Washington forests and how to collect them legally. No plants from Point Defiance Park will be consumed. Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion 05/11 Sat 1 – 2:30 pm $8 per person

Spring Flora Hike Join botanist Romey Haberle for an introduction to the spring plants of the Point Defiance forest.

Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion 05/04 Sat 9 – 11 am $5 per person

Connecting Art with Nature Join nature artist Julie Hepp for a hands-on workshop. Participants will work with natural materials to connect nature and art. Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion 09/28 Sat 10 am – 12 pm $8 per person

Learn & Work Join botanist Romey Haberle on a plant identification walk. Then roll up your sleeves and help remove some non-native plants from the Point Defiance forest. Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion 06/01 Sat 9 – 11 am

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NATURE EDUCATION Swan Creek Park Campfire Program All Ages: Parent must accompany children. Join us for an evening gathered around the campfire listening to stories, singing songs, and learning about the natural world at Swan Creek Park. 10624 07/12 10626 08/02

Fri Fri

8 – 9:30 pm 8 – 9:30 pm

Family Nature Walk Ages 3+ Explore Tacoma Parks during these seasonal naturalist-led family walks. Discover amazing plants and animals that live here and how they adapt to the seasons. Not recommended for strollers, wheelchairs, or children under 3.

05/04 Sat 05/11 Sat 05/25 Sat 07/06 Sat 07/13 Sat 07/27 Sat 07/27 Sat 08/03 Sat 08/10 Sat 08/17 Sat

1 - 2 pm Tacoma Nature Center 10 - 11 am Titlow Park 10 - 11 am McKinley Park 10 - 11 am Swan Creek 10 - 11 am Wapato Park 10 - 11 am Oak Tree Park 1 - 2 pm Tacoma Nature Center 10 - 11 am Wapato Hills 10 - 11 am Titlow Park 10 - 11 am McKinley Park

Tiptoe Through the Tidepools

05/19 Sat 06/02 Sun 07/05 Fri 08/01 Thu 08/30 Tue

11 am – 2 pm 10 am – 1 am 12 – 3 pm 11 am – 2 pm 10 am – 1 pm

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Planting Days in May May 10 - 11

10 am - 2 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory An assortment of annual plants, houseplants and succulents will be for sale. Bring an empty pot or hanging basket - we’ll help you plant them! $3 suggested donation

Opening of Budgie Buddies/ Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater

seymourconservatory.org

May 4 - 5

Sponsored by Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Bloodworks NW

Sponsored by Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Sound Credit Union

Half-Price Moms’ Day

9:30 am - 5 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

May 11

Feed colorful Australian birds and see a fun animal show in a weekend packed with activities. Free with admission.

pdza.org

Spring Native Plant Sale May 4 9 am - 2 pm Tacoma Nature Center

Landscape your yard with plants that are native to the area. Learn from experts and choose what is best for your site.

9:30 am - 5 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium All moms get half-off general admission on this special day.

pdza.org

11 am - 2 pm Sponsored by Mary Bridge Children’s Titlow Beach

Bear Tracks!

Hospital and Teddy Grahams

May 18 - 19

9:30 am - 5 pm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Celebrate all things bear with our grizzly cubs and black bears! Play games, do activities and learn how TacomaNatureCenter.org to live with wildlife. Free with admission.

Spring Swap Meet May 4

10 am - 3 pm Point Defiance Marina

Register now for a 10 X 10 space to sell or swap your boating gear (pre-registration required), or come browse the booths and find some great stuff!

pointdefiancemarina.com

Story Hour

May 8; June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 11 am - 12 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for storytelling along with a hands-on art activity. $3 suggested donation

seymourconservatory.org

Tiptoe Through the Tidepools May 19

nwtrek.org

Queen Victoria’s Birthday May 18

11 am - 5 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Bring your family to explore the beach, learn about tidepool life and have lots of fun during one of the lowest tides of the year.

FUN RUNS May the Fourth Be With You 5k Saturday, May 4 • 9 am Wapato Park

Run the Greens Series Race #1 Friday, May 17 • 7 pm

Meadow Park Golf Course

Join us for a day of revelry in honor of Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday. $8 - $10

fortnisqually.org

Second Sunday Music

May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 1 - 2:30 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

Local musicians add harmonious ambiance to the Conservatory every second Sunday of the month. $3 suggested donation

seymourconservatory.org

Beach Cleanup

May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 9 am - 12 pm Point Defiance Marina

Join with other volunteers to make a difference in the health and cleanliness of our beach.

pointdefiancemarina.com


JUNE

2019

Trails Day

June 1 9 am - 12 pm

Celebrate National Trails Day at Point Defiance Park by doing trail improvements to help our existing trail system.

chipinforparks.org

World Ocean Weekend June 1 - 2

9:30 am - 5 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Celebrate our ocean with a giant sand sculpture, plus sharks, rays and other marine animals.

Free with admission. pdza.org

11 am - 5 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Visitors can sample popular 19th century food, tour the heritage kitchen garden and poultry house and enjoy a rousing cooking competition.

Free Fishing Weekend June 8 - 9

$8 - $10 fortnisqually.org

Grab your fishing pole and enjoy Washington State’s Free Fishing Weekend. No license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington State on June 8 - 9. Take advantage of reduced-price boat rentals.

Half-Price Fathers’ Day June 16

Point Defiance Marina

New Photo

Plough to Plate June 15

pointdefiancemarina.com

National Marina Day June 8 9 am - 4 pm Point Defiance Marina

Get boating safety information along with fishing tips and instruction. Take advantage of reduced-price boat rentals.

9:30 am - 5 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium All dads get half-off general admission on this special day.

pdza.org

Slug Fest June 22 - 23

9:30 am - 5 pm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Celebrate all that is slimy and silly about banana slugs, with races, games and more.

Free with admission. nwtrek.org

pointdefiancemarina.com

Run the Greens Series Race #2 Friday, June 21 • 7 pm

Meadow Park Golf Course

Homespun Happy Hour

May 31, June 28, July 26 6 - 9 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Visit Fort Nisqually for an evening of craft beer and wine, live music, and 19th century “make and take” crafts. Ages 21 and older only. $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Crafts of the Past

Presented by Fort Nisqually Foundation and the City of Tacoma Arts Commission

June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Meet modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions as they share the methods and materials of their work. Free with admission.

fortnisqually.org fortnisqually.org

Explore the Shore

June 5, 17; July 3, 17; Aug. 2 Owen Beach

Explore the beach during an extreme low tide that reveals many of Puget Sound’s most interesting shoreline creatures. Visit website for times.

pdza.org


Food Truck Fest

Presented by Titus-Will, Supported by Bloodworks NW

July 21

10:30 am - 6 pm Wright Park

Enjoy music and other entertainment on the main stage, and a beer garden along with food from dozens of food trucks.

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Sharks & Rays! July 13 - 14 9:30 am - 6 pm

Two aquariums, dozens of sharks, touchable stingrays, eagle rays – meet them all and the aquarists who care for them.

Learn & Work July 7

9 - 11 am Point Defiance Rhododendron Pavilion

Join botanist Romey Haberle on a plant identification walk. Then roll up your sleeves and help remove some non-native plants from the Point Defiance forest.

pointdefiancepark.org

Family Fun Night July 12

6 - 9 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Bring a picnic dinner and settle in for 19th century games, music, and the firing of the candy cannon!

$8 - $10 fortnisqually.org

metroparkstacoma.org

World Tiger Weekend July 27 - 28

9:30 am - 6 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Pounce over to the Zoo for this celebration that’s purrfect for the entire family.

pdza.org Free with admission. pdza.org

Zookeeper Academy July 20 - 21

9:30 am - 6 pm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Chat with our keepers and discover the amazing care they give our animals through hands-on activities and animal enrichments.

Free with admission. nwtrek.org

Run the Greens Series Race #3 Friday, July 19 • 7 pm Meadow Park Golf Course

Park Rx Family Activity Day

Fishing Derbies

June 8, Aug. 3, 10, 17 Point Defiance Marina

Join us for a day to fish with others who have a passion for dock and salmon fishing. Visit website for entry fees and event times.

pointdefiancemarina.com

June 29, Aug. 18 11 am - 4 pm Point Defiance Rhododendron Pavilion

Drop-in all day for family-friendly programs and activities to celebrate how parks contribute to human health!

pointdefiancepark.org

Junior Ranger Activity Day

June 26, July 13, Aug. 17 12 - 3 pm Drop-in for Junior Ranger programs, activities, and an opportunity to meet the Park Ranger.

pointdefiancepark.org

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AUGUST Brigade Encampment August 10 - 11 11 am - 5 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Experience the bustle and excitement of the historic visit of fur traders to the Fort in 1855.

$10 - $15 fortnisqually.org

Feeding Frenzy August 31 - Sept. 2

9:30 am - 6 pm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Chomp! Gobble! Chew! Watch Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s animals enjoy meals designed to stimulate their natural foraging behaviors and show visitors how they eat in the wild.

Free with admission. nwtrek.org

End of Summer Blast August 31 - Sept. 2

9:30 am - 6 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Do the Zoo for an End-of-Summer celebration featuring amazing animals and engaging activities!

Free with admission. pdza.org

Senior Month Sept. 1 - 30

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Senior Citizens (65+) enjoy half-price General Admission to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park all month.

nwtrek.org

Harvest Home Sept. 7

11 am - 5 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Learn to make corn husk dolls, weave wheat straw, play popular Victorian games, and help decorate the hock cart that will carry the last sheaf of wheat through the Fort to the granary.

$8 - $10 fortnisqually.org

SUMMER BASH Presented by Sound Credit Union Supported by Titus-Will Summer Bash is a fun, free, family-friendly neighborhood party featuring entertainment, kids’ activities and more. MetroParksTacoma.org/Bash

August 6 August 9

National Night Out and Summer Bash at People’s Center Summer Bash at the Center at Norpoint

August 16 Summer Bash at Stewart Heights Park, hosted by Eastside Community Center August 23

Summer Bash at STAR Center

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Sept. 21 11 am - 5 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Free admission on Sept. 21 in partnership with Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day.

with ticket from the Smithsonian website. fortnisqually.org

Day of Caring Sept. 27

Each year, we challenge corporate groups and individuals to get involved in local community projects in September. Locations will be announced later this summer.

FUN RUNS Run the Greens Series Race #4 Friday, August 16

7 pm Meadow Park Golf Course

Thirsty Summer Nights Wednesday, August 28 7 pm Titlow Park

Running into the School Year Saturday, September 7 9 am Swan Creek Park

chipinforparks.org

Community Center Blood Drives

May 23, 27, June 3, July 11, Sept. 16

When you donate blood, you save lives. The Bloodworks Northwest bloodmobile will be on-site at our four community centers to make donations convenient and easy. Check the website for locations and times.

MetroParksTacoma.org/GiveBlood

Eastside Nature Club Hour

Second Saturday of the month 2 - 3 pm Eastside Community Center


Nature Education & Outdoor Adventures

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Beginner Mother’s Day Paddle Ages 7+ Spend the morning paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. Paddle past the glass museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th street bridge on this urban Mother’s Day adventure. 8504 05/12 Sun 10 am - 12 pm $35+tax/person; $31.50+tax/TNC member

Beginner Father’s Day Paddle Ages 7+ This Father’s Day get out on the water with your family. Check out the urban landscape of Foss Waterway from your kayak. Experience the Tacoma skyline from a new perspective. 10599 06/16 Sun 10 am – 12 pm $35+tax/person; $36+tax/TNC member

Intermediate Blake Island Paddle Ages 7+ Paddle to Blake Island Marine State Park. Enjoy the Seattle skyline and marine wildlife on this beautiful excursion. 10614 07/06 Sat 10 am – 1 pm $40+tax/person; $36+tax/TNC member

10416 08/31

Sat

9 am – 12 pm

$65+tax/person; $58.50+tax/TNC member

Intermediate Chambers Bay Paddle Ages 7+ Paddle in and around Chambers Bay leaving from the quaint town of Steilacoom. Enjoy views of the South Sound Islands and Chambers Bay Golf Course. 10606 07/20 Sat 10 am – 1 pm $40+tax/person; $36+tax/TNC member

Intermediate Nisqually Delta Adult Paddle Ages 18+ Enjoy a paddle through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all kinds of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle. 10613 7/27 Sun 10 am – 1 pm $65+tax/person; $58.50+tax/TNC member

Beginner Boston Harbor Paddle Ages 7+ Launch in quaint Boston Harbor and paddle south past the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse exploring the South Sound’s Budd Inlet. 8505 08/17 Sat 12 – 3 pm $40+tax/person; $36+tax/TNC member

Intermediate Blake Island Adult Paddle Ages 18+ Paddle to Blake Island Marine State Park. Enjoy the Seattle skyline and marine wildlife on this beautiful excursion. If time and energy allows we will circumnavigate the Island on our return to the boat launch. 10416 08/31 Sat 9 am – 12 pm $65+tax/person; $58.50+tax/TNC member

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Intermediate Nisqually Sunset Adult Paddle Ages 18+ Enjoy an evening paddle through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all kinds of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle. 10425 09/07 Sat 3:30 – 6:30 pm $65+tax/person; $58.50/TNC member

Beginner Thea Foss Waterway Paddle Ages 7+ Spend a couple of hours paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. Paddle past the glass museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th street bridge on this urban water adventure. 10612 09/21 Sat 10 am – 12 pm $35+tax/person; $31.50+tax/TNC member

Family Campouts at Owen Beach Ages 3+ Join us for three different nights under the stars with your family and friends. Includes tent space, evening snack, evening program, lawn games and a sunrise breakfast. You will need to bring a tent, sleeping bag, toiletries, flashlight, camp chairs, and any other camping equipment you may need. No online signups, please call or come in to register. Owen Beach 07/12 - 07/13 Fri – Sat 08/02 - 08/03 Fri – Sat 08/23 - 08/24 Fri – Sat 4 Person Tent Space (8’X8’) $50+tax 6 Person Tent Space (10’x10’) $75+tax 8 Person Tent Space (12’x12’) $100+tax

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PROVIDING SPORT, SOCIAL, AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES! SUMMER PROGRAMS

OPEN NOW!

REQUIRED

Specialized and Adaptive Recreation programs work together to provide sport, social, and recreational opportunities for people of all abilities. This includes a variety of Adaptive Recreation programs serving youth through adult with physical disabilities through activities such as wheelchair basketball, adaptive cycling, goalball, and adaptive youth programs. And Specialized Recreation programs for people with intellectual disabilities including programs like Special Olympics sports training, camping trips, community based day trips, art and cooking classes, on-going weekly social programs, and special events like the Cinderella Ball. Community members requesting ADA inclusion accommodations are also served by the capable Specialized and Adaptive Recreation staff. Staff are housed at the STAR Center, but programs and services are delivered county wide. For additional program information please contact: Parker Ayers, Adaptive Recreation Coordinator: (253) 404-3955 parkera@tacomaparks.com Beau Benner, Specialized Recreation Coordinator: (253) 404-3950 beaub@tacomaparks.com If you cannot reach either of them, please contact: Kodi Smith Doty, Recreation Supervisor: (253) 404-3951 kdoty@tacomaparks.com

Register at

MetroParksTacoma.org/Adaptive MetroParksTacoma.org/GO • (253) 305-1022

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Sports & Swimming Outdoor Adventure ADULT SPORTS Lawn Bowling Learn to Bowl

Wright Park Lawn Bowling Green

Spring Session 1: 05/28 – 07/13 Tuesday 8 – 9 pm Friday 8 – 9 pm Saturday (07/13 only) 9 am – 2 pm

Summer Session 2: 07/17 – 08/31 Tuesday 7 – 8 pm Friday 7 – 8 pm Saturday (08/31 only) 9 am – 2 pm $60

Spring League Night

Wright Park Lawn Bowling Green 05/02 – 06/08 Thursday 7:30 – 9 pm Saturday 3 – 7 pm $35

Summer League

Wright Park Lawn Bowling Green

Session 1: 06/10 – 08/03 Monday Saturday $60

8 – 9:30 pm 3 – 7 pm

Tuesday Saturday $45

6:30 – 8 pm 3 – 7 pm

Session 2: 08/06 – 08/14

Bubble Soccer

Ages 6+

In this full-contact sport, you can push and shove your way to the goal, knowing that you’ll have a soft landing. All packages include 10 bubbles, unlimited players, soccer ball and goals, event referee and facilitator. Please call (253) 305-1025 for available times and locations. Package 1 1 hr. play $225 Package 2 2 hr. play $325

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Indoor Ultimate Frisbee – Coed League Truman Middle School 04/03 – 05/29 Wed Register at DiscNW.org

6 - 845 pm

Softball

Registration Deadline: 07/14 Early Bird Discount: Register by 06/29 to receive $30 off team entry fee.

Returning teams: Register by 06/22 to receive priority league placement League play begins: Week of 08/05 Register at: Tacoma.ComeBackSports.com/Softball

Drop-in Pickleball and Table Tennis!

Check with your local community center for days and times! GO Guide May - September 2019


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Sports & Swimming YOUTH SPORTS

Metro Parks NFL Flag Football Metro Parks Flag Football League is a collaborative league including Metro Parks Tacoma, Boys and Girls Clubs and City of Fircrest Parks and Recreation.

League

# of Games

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Individual Fee after 07/14

Team Fee prior to 06/05

Team Fee

Coach Registration Deadline

Team Registration Deadline

Additional Players

1-3 grade

7

$80

$90

$500

$525

07/16

08/16

$25

4-5 grade

7

$85

$95

$550

$575

07/16

08/16

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6th grade

7

$85

$95

$550

$575

07/16

08/16

$25

Team fee covers up to eight players. An additional $10 fee will be added to individual registrations received after the deadline.

Games Start: 09/07

Mini-Kickers Ages 3 - 5 Introduce your child to soccer in this exciting program for little ones! Children ages 3 - 5 learn the basics of soccer in a fun, kid-friendly environment. Get your child on the field and watch as they learn to run, kick, and pass while having a blast. Classes are 45 minutes every Wednesday for a 5-week session. Each child will receive a Mini-Sports shirt and their own child size soccer ball! S.E.R.A Multipurpose Field 06/19 - 07/17 1 - 1:45 07/24 - 08/21 1 - 1:45 Portland Avenue Park 06/19 - 07/17 5 - 5:45 07/24 - 08/21 5 - 5:45 Resident $52; Non-Resident $62

Wed Wed Wed Wed

Kidz Love Soccer Since 1979, Kidz Love Soccer has been dedicated to teaching children the world’s most popular sport within a nurturing, recreational environment. A typical session experience includes age-appropriate activities like skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages. Young soccer enthusiasts experience soccer fun in a safe, noncompetitive environment. Kidz Love Soccer… ”Where the score is always FUN to FUN!”

Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer Ages 2 – 3.5 The fun happens on the field, so don’t just watch from the sidelines! Here is your chance to join in your toddler’s introduction to the world’s most popular sport. You’ll participate in fun, age-appropriate activities, and help your child to develop their motor and socialization skills. A variety of soccer activities are played each week. Adult participation is required. All kids receive a soccer jersey!

Eastside Community Center 04/16 – 5/28 Tue $88 Center at Norpoint No Class 04/21 and 05/26 04/14 –06/09 Sun 07/13 – 08/24 Sun $88 Jefferson Park – Softball Field No Class 05/25 04/27 – 06/15 Sat $88 07/14 – 08/25 Sat $86

9:30 – 10 am

3:15 – 3:45 pm 4:15 – 4:45 pm

9:30 – 10 am 9:30 – 10 am

THREE EASY WAYS to REGISTER • Online: MetroParksTacoma.org/GO • Phone: (253) 305-1022 • In Person: Community Centers or Headquarters - 4702 S. 19th St.

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Sports & Swimming Soccer 1: Techniques & Teamwork Ages 5 – 7 Players will learn dribbling, passing, defense and shooting goals! Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Perfect for first time players while being fun and engaging for kids with some experience. All participants receive a soccer jersey! Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

Tot/Pre Soccer Ages 3.5 – 5 Little tykes will enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Teaches the basic techniques of the game and builds self-esteem through participation and fun soccer activities. Children learn to follow instructions in a nurturing, age appropriate environment. All participants will receive a Kidz Love Soccer jersey! Shin guards are required after the first meeting. Eastside Community Center

Tot-Soccer

04/16 – 5/28

Tue 10:10 – 10:40 am

Pre-Soccer

04/16 – 5/28 Tue 10:40 – 11:15am $88 Center at Norpoint No Class 04/21 and 05/26

Tot/Pre-Soccer 04/14 –06/09

Sun

2:30 – 3:05 pm

07/13 – 08/24 Sun $88 Jefferson Park – Softball Field No Class 5/25

3:30 – 4:05 pm

Tot/Pre-Soccer

Tot-Soccer

04/27 – 06/15

Pre-Soccer

Sat 10:10 – 10:40 am

04/27 – 06/15 $88

Sat 10:40 – 11:15 am

07/14 – 08/25

Sat 10:10 – 10:40 am

Tot-Soccer

Pre-Soccer

07/14 – 08/25 $86 Stewart Heights No Class 05/25

Tot/Pre-Soccer 04/27 – 06/15 $88

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Center at Norpoint No Class 04/21 and 05/26 04/14 –06/09 Sun 1:45 – 2:30 pm 07/13 – 08/24 Sun 2:45 – 3:30 pm $88 Jefferson Park – Softball Field No class 05/25 04/27 – 06/15 Sat 11:15 am – 12 pm $88 07/14 – 08/25 Sat 11:15 am – 12 pm $86 Stewart Heights No Class 05/25 04/27 – 06/15 Sat 4:15 – 5 pm $88

Soccer 2: Skillz & Scrimmages Ages 7 – 10 Kidz will have a great time while developing core soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will include individual skill building and scrimmages to develop teamwork and positional play. All levels are welcome to come enjoy the world’s most popular game! All participants receive a soccer jersey! Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

Center at Norpoint No Class 04/21 and 05/26 04/14 –06/09 Sun 07/13 – 08/24 Sun $88 Jefferson Park – Softball Field No Class 05/25 04/27 – 06/15 Sat $88 07/14 – 08/25 Sat $86 Stewart Heights No Class 05/25 04/27 – 06/15 Sat $88

1:45 – 2:30 pm 2:45 – 3:30 pm

12 – 12:45 pm 12 – 12:45 pm

5 – 5:45 pm

THREE EASY WAYS to REGISTER • Online: MetroParksTacoma.org/GO • Phone: (253) 305-1022 • In Person: Community Centers or Headquarters - 4702 S. 19th St.

3:40 – 4:15 pm

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Jump into Sports! Register today! Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital provides First Aid and concussion protocol for Metro Parks Elementary Sports Youth Flag Football and Youth Soccer. Visit the Mary Bridge tent at the entrance to SERA fields, adjacent to the snack bar.

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Swimming Visit MetroParksTacoma.org/Swimming for the latest schedules, fees and more!

Come visit your local pool! We have something for everyone and all our facilities are all heated and waiting for you. Spring Schedule: 04/01 – 06/19 Summer Schedule: 06/20 – 09/02 RECREATION SWIM

SWIM LESSONS

RENTALS

LAP SWIM

WATER EXERCISE

SWIM TEAM

Center at Norpoint 4818 Nassau Ave NE (253) 404-3900 Eastside Community Center 1721 East 56th St (253) 404-3991 Kandle Pool* 5302 N. 26th St (253) 404-3920 Mt. Tahoma High School 4634 S. 74th St. (Near Stadium) People’s Community Center 1602 M.L.K. Jr Way Stewart Heights Pool* 402 E. 56th St (253) 404-3925 Wilson High School 1202 N. Orchard St. * Summer Only

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Swimming SWIM LESSONS

Join us for swim lessons! We have a class for everyone, no matter the age and somewhere close to you. Session length varies 4-10 lessons. We also offer private lessons as well. See us on our website for more details. Register 3 Ways: 1 MetroParksTacoma.org/Swimming Call (253) 305-1022

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On-site, during lesson time on registration day

REGISTRATION DATE

Price RESIDENT/ Non RESIDENT

Spring 2

05/01

$24-$44/ $28-$48

Summer 1

05/29

$24-$55/ $28-$59

Summer 2* 06/26

$24-$55/ $28-$59

Summer 3

07/10

$24-$55/ $28-$59

Summer 4* 07/24

$24-$55/ $28-$59

Summer 5

08/07

$24-$55/ $28-$59

* Mon-Th, Mon- Fri Lessons Only

SWIM LESSON CLASSES

DAYS PER WEEK

Center at Norpoint Pool

M/W, T/TH, M-TH*, SAT

Eastside Community Center Pool

M/W, T/TH, SAT

Kandle Park Pool

MON-FRI*

Mt. Tahoma High School Pool

M/W, T/TH, M-TH*

People’s Community Center Pool

M/W, T/TH, SAT

Stewart Heights Park Pool

MON-FRI*

Wilson High School Pool

M/W, T/TH, M-TH*

PARENT/ CHILD (6-36 MONTHS)

PRESCHOOL (3-4)

YOUTH (5-14)

ADULT (15+)

* Summer Only

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Join us for our Community Appreciation Days 1. The first Rec Swim of the first Saturday of every month is FREE at Eastside, Norpoint and People’s. 2. Holiday Fun! 4th of July and Labor Day are FREE! 12 - 5pm at Eastside, Kandle, Norpoint, People’s, Stewart Heights.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

All ages, Eastside, Norpoint, and People’s Community Center pools.

1 Participant: 1 Instructor $20/30-minute lesson

2 Participants: 1 Instructor $25/30-minute lesson

3 Participants: 1 Instructor

RECREATION SWIM: Children under the age of seven (7) years, and those older, who cannot meet the height requirement (42 inches), must be within an arm’s length of an adult at all times while in the facility. Adults must accompany these children in the water.

$30/30-minute lesson

SPECIAL NEEDS PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Norpoint Pool

Private instruction for ages 3-18. Specialized instructor works with children on water adaptation, safety and swim technique. Lessons are 30 minutes. $30/student

Train now

to become a Lifeguard next summer

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD Get certified at Eastside Pool: Basic and preventive skills, rescues and safety. Includes lifeguarding, CPR/AED and first aid. Must be 15+ and pass a swimming skills test. Register at MetroParksTacoma.org/Swimming or (253) 404-3991. Resident $200; Non-Resident $225 05/27 8 am - 5 pm 05/28 - 06/06 4 - 8 pm

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Check out our awesome pools!

We have year round family fun at the indoor pools and lots of excitement at our outdoor pools! Center at Norpoint Pool: Beach entry, mushroom waterfall, three lap lanes, two hot tubs, dry sauna Eastside Community Center Pool: Metro’s newest pool! Four lap lanes, drop slide, diving board, toddler play zone, aqua climbing wall, water vortex, hot tub, aqua zip line, party rooms, family changing rooms Kandle Park Pool: Pierce County’s only Wave Pool! Gradual beach entry, dumping bucket, deck spray feature, bubbler pool, separate toddler play zone, grass play area, party tents, family changing areas People’s Community Center Pool: Three lap lanes, passive play area, spraypad for toddlers, current channel and vortex, floating pads for walk-on-water play, poolside basketball hoops, party rooms, family changing areas Stewart Heights Park Pool: Beach Entry, 160 foot water slide, lazy river, bubbler pool, dumping bucket, deck spray features, party rooms, grass play area, family changing areas

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POOL RENTALS! Where better than to have your next party with us?! We have options for parties both big and small. We have spaces for you and your guest for either a private pool party or to share the pool with others but have your own party space. Rentals are available: Center at Norpoint, Eastside Community Center Pool, Kandle Park Pool, People’s Center Pool and Stewart Heights Park Pool. Check our website for more info. METRO PARKS SWIM TEAMS Metro Aquatics offers a comprehensive developmental swim program, providing opportunities for those that just finished swim lessons all the way up to the college athlete and seasoned master’s swimmer competitions, scheduled at least once a month, are optional but highly encouraged. From our seasonal Ducklings program to year-round groups, each level is thoughtfully designed to improve proper technique, swim efficiency, with the ultimate goal of reaching each athlete’s highest potential. See MetroParksTacoma.org/SwimTeam or email yienf@tacomaparks.com or call (253) 278-4129 for more information.

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Fifty and Better (FAB) Trips and Tours Join in the fun and get out and explore this beautiful region. Bring your friends and meet new ones. All trips include admission fees but lunch is on your own unless otherwise noted. For more information call Bonnie Elliser at (253) 278-1475. Trip brochures are available at all community centers or can be mailed to you upon request. Go to MetroParksTacoma.org/FAB for updated information and registration. Prairie Appreciation Day at Mima Mounds 8514 05/11 $45

Sat

8515 05/18 $60

Sat

8516 05/25 $75

Sat

9317 06/22 $55

Sat

9318 06/29 $60

Sat

9448 07/06 $75

Sat

9449 07/10 $55

Wed

9713 07/11 $8

Thu

9879 07/13 $65

Sat

8 am – 5:30 pm

Mt. St. Helens 39th Anniversary

5:30 am - 6 pm

Maryhill Museum, Maryhill Winery and Lunch Astoria Trolley Ride Vashon Island Trip Johnson Farm BBQ

Crystal Mountain Gondola Ride Jewelry & Button Making Class

7 am – 7 pm 8 am – 7 pm 7 am – 4 pm

9 am – 5:30 pm 7 am – 6 pm 9:30 am – 1 pm

Lavender Festival at George Washington Inn

7:30 am – 8 pm

Gig Harbor Distillery Tour 9450 07/20 $45

Sat

9451 07/26 $55

Fri

9452 08/03 $55

Sat

9453 08/23 $30

Fri

9454 08/24 $60

Sat

9455 09/11 $75

Wed 11 am – 5:30 pm

A Day in Seattle

1 – 9 pm 9 am – 6 pm

Mt. Rainier and Lunch at Copper Creek Inn

6:30 am – 7 pm

Starry Hill Observatory Planetarium Long Beach Kite Festival

4 – 12:30 pm

7 am – 10 pm

Cruise to Quartermaster Harbor & Dockton Port of Tacoma Tour 9456 09/13 $35

Fri

9457 09/28 $55

Sat

9 am – 3 pm

Autumn Leaf Festival-Leavenworth

6 am – 7 pm

Classes and Services • AARP Driving classes • Foot Care • Ping Pong • Billiards • Bingo • Lunch Programs • Silver Sneakers • S.A.I.L. Classes • Water Aerobics • Pickle Ball • Jewelry Making Classes • Wreath Making Classes Comfort Keepers Classes at Norpoint A free lecture series held on various weekday mornings that will enlighten you on many different topics. Check the FAB website for upcoming lectures.

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Events Second Sunday Music 05/12, 06/09, 07/14, 08/11, 09/08 1 - 2:30 pm

Located in Wright Park, W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory is one of only three public Victorian-style conservatories on the West Coast. Built in 1908, it has a distinctive twelve-sided central dome and is listed on the City of Tacoma, Washington State and National historic registers. More than 250 species of exotic tropical plants on permanent exhibit and ever-changing special displays provide a free, intimate and up-close experience with rare and exotic plants unlike any other, while a varied calendar of programs will engage and delight all of your senses.

Story Hour 05/08, 06/19, 06/26, 07/03, 07/10, 07/17, 07/24 11 am - 12 pm Planting Days in May 05/10 - 05/11 10 am - 2 pm Special Exhibit Dig It: A Prehistoric Plant Exhibit 06/17 - 08/11 Dig It: Visit with the Burke Museum 07/20 10 am - 1 pm

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Located in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. Guests experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s. Nine buildings are open to the public, including the Granary and the Factors House, both National Historic Landmarks, and a visitor Center with Museum Store.

May 18 Queen Victoria’s Birthday 11 am – 5 pm $8 - $10

June 15 Plough to Plate 11 am – 5 pm $8 - $10

July 12 Family Fun Night 6 pm – 9 pm $8 - $10

August 10 & 11 Brigade Encampment 11 am – 5 pm $10 - $15

September 7 Harvest Home 11 am – 5 pm

Homespun Happy Hour Ages 21+ 05/31, 06/28, 07/26 6 – 9 pm $20 - $25

$8 - $10

September 21 Smithsonian Museum Day Free

For more info or to register: (253) 404-3970; FortNisqually@tacomaparks.com or FortNisqually.org.

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E INF Satisfaction Guaranteed ORM RAL All Metro Parks Tacoma programs come with a satisfaction ATIO guarantee. If you’re not happy with your experience, please make a N refund request in writing. After the start of the class/activity, refunds may be granted on a prorated basis when requested prior to the last day of the class/activity. (See exceptions below.) Special refund conditions, which may result in a refund of less than the amount paid, may be applied. (See your receipt.) When are refunds not given? When you miss a class or if your team or league’s season schedule has already been created. When an activity is cancelled by Metro Parks, you will receive a full refund or credit. Inclusion/Accommodation Metro Parks Tacoma encourages participation by all regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or ability. Please request assistance and/or ADA accommodation at least 10 days prior to the registration deadline to participate in programs. We can assist in obtaining specialized equipment, interpretive services, or other support to make your involvement successful. Contact program staff regarding minimum eligibility requirements for the program prior to registration. Scholarships Scholarships, based on financial need, are available for many classes and activities over $15. Contact customer service at (253) 305-1022 for information. Please apply for scholarships at least five days prior to start of class/activity. Disclaimer Metro Parks Tacoma rese­r ves the right to make any changes in the content, fees, and provision of the class schedule without notice. Check our website for the latest updates. General Information (253) 305-1022 Metro Parks Headquarters: 4702 S. 19th St., 98405 Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration ...................................................................................... (253) 305-1022 TTY ................................................................................................... (253) 759-9286 Inclusion/Accommodation Requests & Assistance ............................ (253) 404-3950 The Center at Norpoint ...................................................................... (253) 404-3900 4818 Nassau Ave. NE Mon - Fri: 5:30 am - 8:30 pm; Sat: 8 am - 7 pm; Sun: 9 am - 4 pm Eastside Community Center............................................................... (253) 404-3990 1721 E. 56th St. Mon - Fri: 5 am - 9 pm; Sat: 7 am - 8 pm; Sun: 8 am - 5 pm Fort Nisqually ................................................................................... (253) 404-3970 5400 N. Pearl Street Gray Middle School (new), 6229 S. Tyler Street Heidelberg Park, 1902 S. Tyler Street Meadow Park Golf Course ................................................................. (253) 473-3033 7108 Lakewood Drive West Northwest Trek Wildlife Park ............................................................. (360) 832-6117 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville Oak Tree Park, South 74th & South Cedar Streets People’s Community Center .............................................................. (253) 404-3915 1602 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Mon - Fri: 5:45 am - 8 pm; Sat: 8 am - 8 pm; Sun: 8 am - 7 pm Point Defiance Marina ...................................................................... (253) 404-3960 5912 N. Waterfront Drive Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium ......................................................... (253) 404-3800 5400 N. Pearl Street, follow the signs SERA Campus, 6002 S. Adams Street STAR Center ...................................................................................... (253) 404-3939 3873 S. 66th Street Mon - Fri: 5 am - 9 pm; Sat: 7 am - 8 pm; Sun: 8 am - 6 pm Swan Creek Park, 2820 Pioneer Way E. Tacoma Nature Center ...................................................................... (253) 404-3930 1919 S. Tyler Street The Studio at Jefferson Park .............................................................. (253) 312-4458 North 9th & Monroe Streets Titlow Lodge & Park .......................................................................... (253) 591-5297 8425 6th Ave. Wapato Hills Park, 6231 S. Wapato Street Wapato Park, 6500 S. Sheridan Avenue

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Additional Program Locations Adriana Hess Audubon Center: 2917 Morrison Road W. Area 253 Glassblowing: 2514 S. Holgate Street Boys & Girls Club - Schatz: 3875 S. 66th Street First Creek Middle School: 1801 E. 56th Street Foss High School Little Theater: 2112 S. Tyler Street Foss Waterway and Seaport Museum: 705 Dock St. Grant Center for the Arts & School of the Arts 1018 N. Prospect, Tacoma Gray Middle School (new): 6229 S. Tyler Street Mt. Tahoma High School: 4634 S. 74th Street School of the Arts, Pacific: 1950 Pacific Avenue School of the Arts, Broadway: 1117 Broadway Skookum Archery Range: 11209 Shaw Road East, Puyallup Park Commissioners Aaron Pointer, President Tim Reid, Clerk Andrea Smith Erik Hanberg Jessie K. Baines Jr.

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