Local Recreation

There is no end to the recreation and fun you can have in the Tacoma Area.

Tacoma is bordered by miles of waterfront, with beaches and numerous parks. Point Defiance Park , is the cities largest, with over 700-acres. There are miles of walking trails through the wilderness and along the waterfront. Fantastic old growth fir trees here too.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is in the park. This Zoo has an awesome array of animals and is small enough to let you get really close to them. It’s fun and affordable AND offers breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains !t Also has an excellent aquarium. Other attractions within Point Defiance Park include Fort Nisqually , a restored trading post and living history museum.

Tacoma has parks, gardens, beaches, trails etc…
2,721 acres of parks and open space
3 Community Gardens

1 Off Leash Dog Park

3 Piers,
Owen Beach and Titlow Beach & Park

Here is the list of all the events from Metro Parks Tacoma

Mt. Rainier National Park is nearby with more than 1000 miles of trails!

You can hike the 95-mile Wonderland Trail completely around the mountain or see some of the same magnificent scenery from Highway 410, designated a National Scenic Byway.

Tacoma Power Parks

Play all day. Stay all night.

Whether you want to camp, boat, fish, hike, picnic or splash around at a swimming beach, you’ll find the fun at Tacoma Power’s parks and wildlife areas.

Tacoma Power owns seven dams and maintains four campgrounds near the projects.

Alder Lake Park 173 campsites School Rd, Eatonville
Mayfield Lake Park 54 campsites Mossyrock, WA
Mossyrock Park 152 campsites Ajlune Rd, Mossyrock
Taidnapam Park 68 campsites Glenoma, WA