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Top 5 things to do with your kids this week!

July 16, 2018


There are so many great ways to spend time together during the summer. Get ready to start having some fun!

undefined1. Become a Junior Ranger
Your kids can become Point Defiance Park Junior Rangers!

Handbooks are free and are available at the Visitors Center, open every weekend until Labor Day.

Learn more about the program



undefined2. Cool off at a Sprayground
Tacoma's 10 spraygrounds are open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. Admission is always free!

Find a sprayground





undefined3. Paddle a kayak
Saturday, July 21; 10 am-1 pm
Paddle with us to Blake Island Marine State Park.

This trip is family-friendly and suitable for ages 7 and older. Equipment and instruction are provided. Pre-register by July 18.

Discover our local kayak trips



undefined4. Tell stories around a campfire
Friday, July 20; 8-9:30 pm
Swan Creek Park

Join us for an evening gathered around the campfire listening to stories, singing songs, and learning about the natural world at Swan Creek Park.

Join us at the campfire



undefined5. Begin your Saturday with an exhilarating run or walk
Saturday, July 21; 9 am
Swan Creek Park

The Swan Creek 5k is held in a unique location at the park, providing families a road race experience without traffic!
Sign up for the 5k