Events

Because Parks Matter Luncheon
February 27, 2019

The Because Parks Matter luncheon honors special community and Foundation accomplishments, and those who give of their time and talents to parks in partnership with GMPF.

2019 Theme: Because Kids Matter
Come Celebrate the opening of the new Eastside Community Center and help us to raise money to sustain the youth programming. 

Because Parks Matter Luncheon

Eastside Community Center
1721 E 56th St., Tacoma, WA 98404
11:30 am to 1 pm
Tickets $25

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Play in Peace Day

Play in Peace Day is held annually on the third Friday of May. The first Play in Peace Day was the grand opening of Wright Park Play & Sprayground and McCarver Parks as a part of the Zina Linnik Project. Officially proclaimed by the Metropolitan Park District, the City of Tacoma, Pierce County, and the State of Washington, Play in Peace Day honors what children and neighbors can do by coming together to create and maintain beautiful, safe places for children and families to play.

Every year, the Greater Metro Parks Foundation, Metro Parks Tacoma, and our other community partners encourage everyone to go out and play in peace in our neighborhood parks. Fun activities are organized throughout the park district to commemorate the day.