Point Defiance Visitors Center
The Visitors Center is currently closed.
Watch for us to reopen May 28, 2016.
10am-5 pm Saturdays & Sundays
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Also open Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day
5715 Roberts Garden Rd., inside Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, WA 98407
As you enter Point Defiance from Pearl Street, the Visitors Center is just inside the park, on the left, across the street from the tennis courts.
PICNIC SHELTERS & PICNIC KITS
Drop by to rent a picnic shelter and picnic kit.
Learn more about the shelters & picnic kits
Point Defiance Park has tennis courts that boast a spectacular view. Come play...we'll loan you the tennis equipment!
Drop by, provide us your Driver’s License and we'll loan tennis rackets and balls for up to 2 hours of play. Check-out begins 10 am, equipment must be returned by 4:30 pm.
QUENCH YOUR THIRST
Granola bars and water available for purchase.
The Board of Park Commissioners approved $2,200 to build a residence in Point Defiance Park in 1898 for Superintendent Ebenezer Rhys Roberts, referred to as the Keeper's Lodge. Designed by noted Tacoma architect C.A. Darmer, the residence permitted Roberts and his family to live in the park, where he could more easily tend the gardens, feed the zoo animals,and provide general park security. Read more about the history of Point Defiance Park's Lodge.