Dune peninsula drone view from above
Park Ranger Mary talking to kids
Point defiance park watch members walking

Dune Peninsula Now Open!

Enjoy sweeping views on the 11-acre Dune Peninsula park, or walk, run and bicycle across the 605-foot-long, 50-foot-tall Wilson Way bridge.

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Junior Ranger Activity Day

August 18 from 12-3 pm. Drop-in for Junior Ranger programs, activities, and an opportunity to meet the Park Ranger!

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Point Defiance Park Needs You

By volunteering, you’ll discover that taking an active part in caring for our 760-acre treasure is its own reward and a way to find and express your passions.

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Point Defiance Park

5400 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407

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Park Hours:
Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset
(Hours of park attractions may vary)

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This 760-acre park is a popular destination for more than 3.1 million people each year.

Hours & Contacts

Hours

General Park Hours

  • Open ½ hour before sunrise
  • Close ½ hour after sunset

Restroom Hours

Facility Hours

Contacts

Visitors Center/Park Rangers (253) 305-1088

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (253) 404-3800

Point Defiance Marina (253) 404-3960

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum (253) 404-3970

Other Contact Information

Features

feather quill pen
Art & Artifacts
bbq
Barbeque - Grill
Sea Shell
Beach
bicycle
Bike Rack
motor boat
Boat Launch - Drive-up
motor boat
Boat Launch - Walk up
motor boat
Boat Lockers
anchor
Boat Moorage
anchor
Boat Moorage
flower
Display Garden
drinking-fountain
Drinking Fountain
earth
Environmental Education
fish and hook
Fishing Pier
present
Gift Shop
feather quill pen
Historic
fork and knife
Kitchen
water
Lake/Pond
trail
Natural Areas
dog
Off Leash Dog Park
car
Parking Stalls
car
Parking Stalls / ADA
picnic shelter
Picnic Shelter - Drop-in
picnic shelter
Picnic Shelter - Reservable
playground
Playground
water
Puget Sound
restroom
Restrooms / Seasonal
restroom
Restrooms / Year Round
water
Stream/River
water
Swimming
tennis racket and ball
Tennis
trail
Trail / Hard
trail
Trail / Soft
binoculars
Viewpoint
water
Waterfront
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