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Point Defiance Park

This 760-acre park is a popular destination for more than 3.1 million people each year. Natural forest, saltwater beaches and spectacular views offer numerous possibilities for recreation, education and communing with nature.

 

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Destination Point Defiance is our long-term planning initiative to enhance the experience and honor the character of Point Defiance Park.

All park attractions remain open as progress continues on multiple capital projects.View construction updates

 

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Hours: Point Defiance Park is open daily from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.  Hours at attractions within the park may vary.

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Do not feed wildlife in the park
 
  • Point Defiance Dont Feed Wildlife Sign GraphicWildlife can experience malnutrition, disease, and overpopulation due to human feeding.
  • Wildlife often exhibit aggressive behaviors when they become conditioned to expect food from people.
  • Overpopulation is a significant contributor to poor water quality and toxic algae growth, endangering public health and safety.
  • Feeding is illegal and to help curb overpopulation issues, citations will be issued for violations. Feeding carries a $532 penalty. (TMC 8.27.130)
Events Happening Here:
  • 11 Dec
    Forest Mindfulness
    Learn to slow down and experience the forest in a new way. Led by Certified Forest Therapist Julie Hepp, this...
    10:00 am
  • 17 Dec
    Point Defiance Beach Cleanup
    Get hooked on helping at these cleanup events held every 3rd Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina. Join...
    09:00 am
  • 01 Jan
    Polar Bear Plunge
    Kick off the new year with a cool tradition—a refreshing plunge into invigorating Puget Sound! 11:30 am: Cub Plunge, for...

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