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Point Defiance Park

Alert for Sunday, May 1, 2016
The Tacoma City Marathon will directly impact Point Defiance Park and the Ruston Way Waterfront. READ MORE >


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

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