Join a drumming lesson, search for living wonders at the beach and more.
Join a drumming lesson, search for living wonders at the beach and more.

5 nearby kid-friendly hikes with wide trails

Enjoy a breath of fresh air — and some space — while exploring the outdoors.

Awesome pump track reopens for the summer

South Sound kids on bikes, scooters and skates will love this fresh way to ride.

Summer Reading Program

Dig deeper, read, investigate, discover. Be a part of the free Summer Reading Program at the Pierce County Library System.
The fun doesn’t have to stop! Our calendar is filled with virtual and in-person events, including our own free virtual playtime activities and parenting speakers.
1. Celebrate Krispy Kreme’s birthday with this awesome doughnut deal. (FRI.)
2. Catch a drive-in movie at a waterfront park resort or at one of these nearby theaters and pop-ups. (FRI.–SAT.)
3. The beautiful Bon Odori festival filled with dancing, music and color is going virtual this year. (SAT.)
4. Join an in-person storytelling and drumming lesson. Families can also follow along virtually with a free video. (SAT.–SUN.)
5. This living history museum just reopened! Explore the Sound’s first globally connected settlement. (ONGOING)
6. Stroll along the beach at low tide and see what living wonders you might discover. (SUN. AND BEYOND)

What does child care look like moving forward?

Take a short survey to provide local organizations with your insights about working parents’ child-care needs and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.



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4 South Sound waterfall hikes for families


Parent review: Visiting Woodland Park Zoo


Our guide to reopening

Charles Wright Academy is preparing to do whatever it takes to deliver an exceptional experience this fall for students in preschool–grade 12. More >>

Enjoy a ‘famous’ at-home meal

Staying home tastes much better with takeout from Famous Dave’s BBQ. Order online for a convenient, safe and delicious dinner. More >>
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