Titlow Park is situated on the West slope of Tacoma on the shores of Puget Sound, with stunning views of the Narrows Bridge and the Olympic Mountains. The 75 acre park supports a matrix of wetlands and estuaries traditionally important to juvenile salmonids in the South Puget Sound. This site will document the evolution of a vegetation restoration area located in a wetland buffer.
Metro Parks Tacoma is a CAPRA-accredited, independent park district that leads efforts to build a healthy, sustainable community. Good parks, open space and program services contribute to economic development by fostering economic benefits and promoting tourism: Environmentally, they provide green infrastructure and help manage climate change; Socially, they revitalize communities, create safer neighborhoods, help children learn and grow, improve public and environmental health, and support smart growth; Culturally, open space and program services can nurture a sense of place in the community, and provide opportunities to engage the public of diverse backgrounds. Metro Parks Tacoma offers a variety of experiences on its 2,905 acres: two AZA-accredited zoos, an old-growth forest inside 760-acre Point Defiance Park, sports complexes, pools and spraygrounds, community centers, a marina on Puget Sound, an accredited living history museum, 87 miles of trails, nine community gardens, a golf course, a Victorian-style conservatory inside an arboretum, and hundreds of program offerings in sports, arts, and more.