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Charlotte's Blueberry Park

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China Lake

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Cloverdale Park

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Dahlia Trial Garden

Dash Point Park and Pier

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Delong Park

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Fern Hill Park

 

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Fuchsia Garden

Hummingbirds and visitors alike will want to flock to this colorful garden between June and October when the blooms are out in profusion. Started with only 36 plants, the Fuchsia Garden now contains 125 different varieties of upright fuchsias. This garden was constructed to test which varieties of fuchsias can be grown in the ground and will come back year after year. There are many of the 10,000 varieties that do well as hardies in the Northwest.

Garden Clubs

Herb Gardeners of Tacoma

Established by the Herb Gardeners of Tacoma and maintained primarily by their members, the Herb Garden has two beds containing more than 150 perennial plants that thrive in the Puget Sound area. The area provides a surge of growth and color in the spring and summer and provides a place to learn how to grow, use and display herbs.

Japanese Garden

Azaleas, rhododendrons, Japanese cherry trees, crabapples and large and small pines flourish in the Japanese garden. An oriental footbridge, waterfall, Japanese lanterns and a small "tea house" further enhance the grounds. The garden provides a peaceful area to enjoy a bit of solitude and is especially enchanting in early spring. The Capital District of Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs helped to establish the garden in 1965 and continues to provide support. Through a special partnership with Tacoma's Sister City, Kitakyushu, this garden will receive an updated design plan reflective of Japanese landscaping traditions and steeped in cultural heritage. The planning and fundraising for this project began in 2012. It will be at least two years before construction begins. 

Jefferson Park

 

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McKinley Park

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Neighbors Park

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Oak Tree Park

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Pierce County Iris Society

Established in cooperation with the Pierce County Iris Society, the Iris Garden contains 101 tall bearded iris, 80 Pacific Coast iris hybrids and 26 iris tectorum, all in assorted colors. During construction in 1992, cobblestones from old Tacoma streets were used for the walls. The garden site is comprised of five sections - one bed is dedicated to tall bearded iris, two beds to various median irises, one bed to beardless iris (Siberian and Pacific Coast iris), and there is a Louisiana section

Stewart Heights Park

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Swan Creek Park

The Tacoma Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society

Designed as a natural display of rhododendrons in the wild, this garden is nestled in a stand of old growth forest. Trails wind through the forest and intersect the garden. The nearly five-acre site was established in 1968 in cooperation with the Tacoma Chapter fo the American Rhododendron Society, which continues to provide support. The garden contains more than 500 plants, including 198 cultivated varieties and 75 species of rhododendrons.

The Tacoma Garden Club

Established by the Tacoma Garden Club, this garden displays and celebrates the native flora of the Pacific Northwest. Paths winding through the one-and-one-half-acre garden pass a lovely waterfall, pond and striking wooden gazebo that Thomas Church helped design and place. The Tacoma Garden Club is instrumental in the maintenance and development of this Northwest treasure. As part of the Garden Club's ongoing stewardship, they are currently raising funds for a Revitalization Plan for the future of the garden focused on education, improving the visitor experience and ongoing maintenance.

The Tacoma Rose Society

From June through September more than 1,500 rose bushes provide a rainbow of colors including many variegated combinations. The garden is accredited by the American Rose Society as an All-American Rose selection display garden.

Titlow Park

Titlow Park is a diverse park with activities including Restoration Work Parties, Park Watch Staff, and Special Events!

Wapato Lake

Help restore Wapato Lake by taking out Invasive plant species, planting native plants, picking up litter, and preserving the natural wetland areas.

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Specialized Recreation

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Socials

Our Social Recreation Programs are designed to help people with disabilities to increase independence by having fun socializing with peers. Activities take place at STAR Center and are supervised by trained (and fun) staff and the help of volunteers, like you! These are social groups where the participants can socialize with their friends, play games, plant and grow fruits and vegetables, dance to music, and participate in the arts.

 

 

Special Olympics & Sports

Metro Parks Specialized Recreation offers 9 different sports year round. Our athletes practice once a week at various locations around Tacoma. We need volunteers to assist as head coaches, assistant coaches, equipment managers, and other supportive roles. All are welcome regardless of sports knowledge and coaching experience.

 

   

 

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