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Charlotte's Blueberry Park

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT CHARLOTTE'S BLUEBERRY PARK?

FILL OUT APPLICATION OR LOG-IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO SEE SCHEDULED WORK PARTIES, EVERY 4TH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.


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Monthly Work Party 2 11/23/2019 12/28/2019
Park Watch 1

China Lake

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT CHINA LAKE PARK?

FILL OUT APPLICATION OR LOG-IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO SEE SCHEDULED WORK PARTIES, EVERY 1st SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.

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Monthly Work Party 1 12/7/2019 12/7/2019
Park Volunteer 0

Cloverdale Park

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT CLOVERDALE PARK?

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Park Patrol 1

Dahlia Trial Garden

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Garden Volunteers 1

Dash Point Park and Pier

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT DASH POINT PARK AND PIER?

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Park Patrol 1

Delong Park

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT DELONG PARK?

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Park Patrol 1

Fern Hill Park

 

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FERN HILL?

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Fern Hill Park Alliance 1
Park Watch 1

Franklin Park

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT FRANKLIN PARK?

FILL OUT APPLICATION OR LOG-IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO SEE SCHEDULED WORK PARTIES, EVERY 2ND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.


                         

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Indepedent Work 1
Monthly Work Party 1 12/14/2019 12/14/2019

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.

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Garden Volunteers 1

Garden Clubs

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Conservatory 1
Dahlia Society 1
Fuchsia Society 1
Greenhouse 1
Herb Garden 1
Iris Society 1
Rhododendron Society 1
Salmon Beach Historic Dist. 1
Tacoma Garden Club 1
Tacoma Rose Society 1

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.

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Garden Volunteers 1

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. 

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Garden Volunteers 1

Jefferson Park

 

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT JEFFERSON PARK?

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Park Patrol 1

McKinley Park

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT MCKINLEY PARK?

FILL OUT APPLICATION OR LOG-IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO SEE SCHEDULED WORK PARTIES, EVERY 3rd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.


 

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Individual Park Volunteering 1
Monthly Work Party 1 12/21/2019 12/21/2019
Park Patrol 1

Neighbors Park

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT NEIGHBORS PARK?

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2018 Park Patrol 1
Park Patrol 1

Oak Tree Park

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT OAK TREE PARK?

FILL OUT APPLICATION OR LOG-IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO SEE SCHEDULED WORK PARTIES, EVERY 3rd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.

 

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Individual Park Volunteering 1
Monthly Work Party 1 12/21/2019 12/21/2019

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

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Garden Volunteers 1

Ryan's Park

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT RYAN'S PARK?

FILL OUT APPLICATION OR LOG-IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO SEE SCHEDULED WORK PARTIES, EVERY 1st SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.

 

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Monthly Work Party 1 12/7/2019 12/7/2019

Stewart Heights Park

YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER AT STEWART HEIGHTS PARK?

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Park Patrol 1

Swan Creek Park

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Individual Park Volunteering 1
Monthly Work Party 1 12/14/2019 12/14/2019

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.

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Garden Volunteers 1

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.

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Point Defiance Native Garden 1

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.

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Garden Volunteers 1

Titlow Park

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

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Independent Work 1
Park Watch 1
Restoration Work Party 1

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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Monthly Work Party 2 11/23/2019 12/28/2019

Uncategorized

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Garden Volunteers 1

Mission Statement

Our parks need you

Metro Parks Tacoma manages over 2,696 acres of parks and green space, historic landmarks, community centers, beautiful gardens and special attractions that give us all a chance to get out and play more.

We're asking you to "chip in" by investing your time and talents to help us improve parks and green spaces, protect neighborhood buildings and promote a healthy environment while helping to build a stronger community.

Our roots

CHIP-in! originated in 2003 when Metro Parks faced a lack of funds for maintaining all of the city's parks. Rather than take drastic measures - simply closing parks and walking away - we took a proactive approach by developing a partnership between the park district and the community that helps keep parks open and usable.