Saturday, October 16th, 10am — 3pm

Fall Tree Festival


Feel free to tell the kids to “go climb a tree” at the Fall Tree Festival from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 16 in Tacoma’s Wright Park.

Kids can climb trees, create leaf art projects and explore Wright Park through a creative scavenger hunt. The kids' tree climbing will be supervised by a certified arborist who will bring ropes, harnesses and helmets to help kids climb safely.

While the kids climb and play, adults can stroll along new pathways, relax beside the restored pond, check out the recently refurbished basketball court, horseshoe pits and lawn bowling greens or catch up on work with free wireless internet. Arborists from Metro Parks Tacoma and the City of Tacoma will be on hand to answer tree care questions.

“We want to increase people’s awareness of the value of trees in urban settings,” Kathy Sutalo, urban forester for Metro Parks Tacoma, said. “Of course, we also want them to have fun while they’re at the park,” she added.

The urban forest is a crucial part of our ecosystem, providing wildlife habitat, cleaning our air, and protecting our water resources. The legacy of trees left to us by previous generations also adds beauty and interest to the city. Wright Park, located and 6th and I streets, has an especially rich variety of trees, many over 100 years old.

The Festival is sponsored by Metro Parks Tacoma and the City of Tacoma. All activities are free.

Cost / Admission
free

Link to more info »
Contact Info
Metro Parks Tacoma
kathys@tacomaparks.com
253-591-2039
Location
Wright Park
501 South I Street
Tacoma, WA
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kids, metro parks, trees, wright park