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February 10

Point Defiance Park Open House

Saturday, February 10 (10:00am - 2:00pm)


Meeting Wrap-Up



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You're invited! Come see the future of Point Defiance Park

Arrive early to hear about Owen Beach - we'd like your input!
An Owen Beach presentation is first item on the agenda. Arrive at 10 am to hear about the latest plans to upgrade amenities and improve access to Owen Beach. Then give your feedback to project managers.

We'll also take public comments on the Point Defiance Park Parking and Circulation Plan before the plan moves forward for adoption and a final design phase.

Browse info booths to find out how you can make the most of your park experience in 2018.


10:00 am              Doors open; info booths open and run continuously
10:15 am              Owen Beach presentation (1 hour)
11:45 am              Waterfront presentation (15 minutes)
12:15 pm              Parking and Circulation presentation (15 minutes)
12:30 pm              Pierce Transit High Capacity Corridor (15 minutes)
2:00 pm                Doors close

Information Booths

  • General Metro Parks Tacoma info table
  • Owen Beach
  • Parking and Circulation
  • Pierce Transit
  • Point Defiance Visitors Center / Park Ranger
  • Point Defiance Marina
  • Rental Facilities
  • CHIP-In Volunteer Opportunities
  • Ruston Way Waterfront
  • Pacific Seas Aquarium
  • Waterfront/Peninsula


How to get to the Environmental Learning Center

The park’s Mildred Street entrance is the easiest route to the Zoo and Environmental Learning Center. Reach it from Pearl Street by turning west onto North 51st Street and following the curve at the street’s end.

Park at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and walk toward the Zoo’s entrance. The Environmental Learning Center entrance is just left of the Zoo’s main gate. Zoo admission is NOT required to enter the Environmental Learning Center.