Tacoma, WA
74% of Tacoma residents live
within a 10-minute walk of a park
We're working to ensure that every person, in every neighborhood, in every city
across America has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.
Is Tacoma meeting that goal?
74%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
Median for the 100 ParkScore® cities: 75%
Median for the 14,000 cities and towns in our ParkServe® database: 55%
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by age
Children (0 - 19)
Adults (20 - 64)
Seniors (65+)
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by income
Percent of residents within a 10-minute walk of a park by race/ethnicity

*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).

7%
of Tacoma's city land is used for parks and recreation.
Median for 100 ParkScore® cities: 19%
Median for all 14,000 cities and towns in our ParkServe® database: 15%
Where in Tacoma Are Parks Needed Most?
Tacoma Has 106 Parks
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Mayor Victoria Woodards has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Tacoma resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that everyone should have a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Woodards
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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We’re Helping People Connect with Nature Near You
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We're working with MetroParks Tacoma and the Tacoma School District to renovate six existing schoolyards for public use by 2023. 

Charlotte's Blueberry Farm

More than 3,600 residents live within a 10 Minute Walk of Charlotte’s Blueberry Park. For years, a local stewardship group, Charlotte’s Blueberry Park Action Group, advocated for park improvements. In 2017, The Trust for Public Land connected with the Action Group and helped neighbors identify a...

Taylor Bay. Photo: Elizabeth Butler

TPL helped save 39-acres of undeveloped land that in 2008, became Taylor Bay Conservation Area on Key Peninsula in Pierce County.