The WHOLE CHILD ACCESS PASS provides all Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) students and their families’ special opportunities and negotiated rates for a variety of Metro Parks Tacoma’s (MPT) programs, facilities and attractions. Through a collaborative approach, the agencies are working to reduce registration barriers and enhance awareness of out-of-school time experiences that aid in Whole Child development for all TPS students.


  • ​For families who have opted-in to the program by signing the waiver, automatic exchange of participant and family information to expedite the MPT registration process with no need to bring documents for proof of income.
  • Enhanced access to afterschool sports leagues and art, dance, nature and fitness clubs located within school facilities.
  • Preferred Customer status gives access to select classes, camps, and attractions at discounted rates. “Pass holders will receive priority for services including priority position for program enrollment”
  • ​Early park entrance into a variety of attractions on identified date.
  • Special promotions with other local public museums, attractions and services within Pierce County
  • Enhanced communication channels to connect students with these special out-of-school time development opportunities designed to complement the Whole Child approach to student development

It's easy to sign up:

Step 1: Download and complete the Whole Child Access Pass Flyer 

Step 2: Submit the form to your child's school office.

Step 3: Students will be issued a card by Metro Parks Tacoma that will identify them as a Whole Child Access Pass holder.

Step 4: Start saving money with Access Pass special offers

Note: After submitting your form it could take up to three weeks to receive your pass. (Read the FAQ for more info.)

For more information go to: MetroParksTacoma.org/WholeChild      Or call:  (253) 305-1022

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