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Point Defiance Main Picnic Shelter

Picnic sites are available for rent between April 1 and September 30 each year. Reservations may be made up to 365 days in advance. 

Located on a wooded bluff overlooking the Boathouse Marina and Commencement Bay. Large play structure with swings available for use on site. Located near various gardens and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.



Location: 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma, 98407
Inside Point Defiance Park View Map
Picnic Fee: Mon-Fri $150; Sat-Sun $200
Site Capacity: 100
Tables Available:  4 under shelter, 10 outside
Additional Tables available for rent: 7
Restrooms: Nearby
BBQ's and Stoves: 2 large BBQ's
Electricity: Yes - 110v outlet
Water: n/a

Parking: Limited parking lot with 16 stalls;
overflow parking at the Bowl, Rose
Garden and Zoo.
Accessibility: Click Here for Info

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