Thank you Tacoma voters!

The 2014 Neighborhood Parks & Zoo Improvements and Safety Upgrades Bond passed with 64.5% of the votes.


That means Tacoma citizens will see plenty of activity in their parks as projects continue to develop through 2024. This $198 million public investment will help preserve our more than century-old park system through district-wide capital priorities.




What this bond will do to preserve Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium:

  • Make critical improvements to animal life-support systems and replace the failing 51-year-old North Pacific Aquarium with a modest new Pacific Rim aquarium.
  • Provide aquarium classroom space for students and the community to engage in environmental and conservation education.
  • Make significant renovations to the Zoo's aging Polar Bear and Rocky Shores/Walrus exhibits to rebuild critical life-support systems, meet rising animal care standards, and improve the visitor experience.

Read More:
Critical Improvements at PDZA - Proposition 1: 2014 Neighborhood Parks & Zoo Improvements and Safety Upgrades


Background information:

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Draft Comprehensive Strategic Plan 2011-2020
Read more about Proposition 1