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Pagoda Reservation Information

(253) 305-1090 •

A signature setting for your special event

Inspired by Japanese architecture when it was built in 1914, the Pagoda and its surrounding gardens are a signature of Point Defiance Park.

Serene pools, a waterfall, a picturesque footbridge, cherry trees, azaleas and rhododendrons surround the Pagoda on its perch above Puget Sound.

Please call for availability (253) 305-1090

  • Open House
  •  The Pagoda is open for viewing the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 4-7pm.
  • The Pagoda will be staffed and open for viewing. Come visit, take a tour and have your questions answered.
  • If you are unable to attend an open house please call and we are happy to schedule a private viewing for you.
  • Please note: The Open House on 06/22/16 has been rescheduled due to Taste of Tacoma.
  • Pagoda Rental Spaces, Amenities and Floorplan
    There are spaces available for at the Pagoda for every group and occasion. View Floor Plan and Rental Spaces

  • Pagoda Rental Fees  4-hour minimum

  • May through September

    Friday-Sunday: $300/hr (main floor)
      $250 flat fee (Pagoda lawn)
    Monday-Thursday: $250/hr (main floor)
      $250 flat fee (pagoda lawn)
    October through April  
    Friday-Sunday: $250/hr (main floor)
    Monday-Thursday: $200/hr (main floor)

Also required with rental:
  • Cleaning Fee: $150
  • Opt out of preferred catering list: $150
  • Fully refundable damage deposit: $350 (no alcohol);$500 (with alcohol)

*Please remember that your facility rental is for the building only.  The rental client and MPT cannot reserve parking spaces or restrict other people’s activities in the park nearby unless the activities are illegal.

Our parks are open for public use and your experience may include:
  •     Various forms of wildlife
  •     Loud music or park patrons
  •     Dogs running off-leash and/or dogs excessively barking
  •     People enjoying the park in close proximity to your rental space.