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South Tacoma 2017-2018

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The 2017-2018 year of the Healthy Homes, Healthy Neighborhoods program will be focusing on South Tacoma. Through meetings with community groups and leaders, door-to-door conversations, and community events and activities, we will be working to increase access to cost-saving resources, and gathering community feedback on needed service areas.

 

Local South Tacoma Resources

Metro Parks STAR Center

Visit the STAR Center for educational classes, fitness offerings, and other community events. 

Wapato Hills Community Garden

This new community garden, located near Wapato Hills Park, is expanding and looking for more community members to be involved in growing their own garden plots.

Local Parks

Several great green spaces are within walking distance for many South Tacoma residents.

Water Flume Line Trail

This multi-use, non-motorized trail now extends from Oak Tree Park to South Park and is a great way to travel through South Tacoma.

 

Public Transit

There are many public transit options nearby to take you around Tacoma, north to Seattle, or south to Olympia.

  • Pierce Transit
    • Their buses can take you to all parts of Pierce County.
    • Busses 3, 41, and 56 directly serve the South Tacoma Neighborhood.
    • Visit their website for more details.
  • Intercity Transit
    • They have regular buses to Olympia from the Tacoma Mall Transit Center, Tacoma Dome Station, and the SR-512 Park & Ride.

Neighborhood Groups

South Tacoma Neighborhood Council

  •  One of Tacoma's eight neighborhood councils. They are a formal, independent, citizen-based organization that advises the City and supports local improvements in the South Tacoma area. 
  •  Meetings: The third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00PM
  • Meetings Location: STAR Center 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
  • Webpage | Facebook

South Tacoma Business District Association

  • Visit their website to see how to get involved with the active business community of South Tacoma.

Edison Community Group

Kravitz Safe Streets Neighborhood Watch

Local Community Events and Activities

Wapato Hills Volunteer Work Party

Help restore your local park's natural beauty by attending a monthly work party!

  • Location: Wapato Hills Parks
  • Dates: Work parties occur the second Saturday of every month from 9 AM to noon
    • Next several work party dates: November 11 and December 9, 2017
  • Visit the Metro Parks event page, or email Carol Munsey or Aris Efting for more details.

Family Nature Walk in Wapato Hills Park

Explore nearby Wapato Hills Park during this free walk with a Tacoma Nature Center Naturalist.

  • Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10-11 AM
  • This event is free but pre-registration is required
    • Sign up online or by calling the Tacoma Nature Center at (253) 591-6439
  • Not recommended for strollers or children under three

Wapato Hills Walking Group

Join neighbors and community members in a weekly walk around Wapato Hills Park.

  • Location: Restrooms by the Skip and Laura Vaughn Playfield
  • Dates: Every Saturday at 8 AM

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff.

Not recommended for strollers or children under 3. Pre-registration is required. These events are FREE but space is limited. You may sign up online or call the Tacoma Nature Center to sign up at (253) 591-6439.

Explore Tacoma's Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Walks are organized and led by Tacoma Nature Center staff.

Not recommended for strollers or children under 3. Pre-registration is required. These events are FREE but space is limited. You may sign up online or call the Tacoma Nature Center to sign up at (253) 591-6439.