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Events and Programs at Point Defiance Park

FREE DROP-IN TOURS

Free guided walking tours are held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bring your family and discover the park's gardens, forest or historic structures.

Fridays

  • 11-11:30 am - Walking History Tour; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center
  • 1-2 pm - Ranger-led Nature Walk; Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion
  • 2:30-3 pm - Garden Tour; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center

Saturdays

  • 11-11:30 am - Walking History Tour; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center
  • 1-2 pm - Ranger-led Nature Walk; Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion
  • 2:30-3 pm - Urban Wildlife Walk; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center

Sundays

  • 11-11:30 am - Urban Wildlife Walk; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center
  • 1-2 pm - Ranger-led Nature Walk; Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion
  • 2:30-3 pm - Garden Tour; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center.

MORE PROGRAMS


FREE DROP-IN TOURS

Tours held every weekend through September 3

Fridays
11-11:30 am - Walking History Tour; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center
1-2 pm - Ranger-led Nature Walk; Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion
2:30-3 pm - Garden Tour; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center

Saturdays
11-11:30 am - Walking History Tour; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center
1-2 pm - Ranger-led Nature Walk; Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion
2:30-3 pm - Urban Wildlife Walk; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center

Sundays
11-11:30 am - Urban Wildlife Walk; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center
1-2 pm - Ranger-led Nature Walk; Meet at the Rhododendron Garden Pavilion
2:30-3 pm - Garden Tour; Meet at the Point Defiance Visitors Center


REI PROGRAMS AT POINT DEFIANCE PARK

Register at www.REI.com/learn

Intro to Map and Compass
June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept. 9, Oct. 6
9 am-3 pm
Learn basic navigation skills as we teach you how to confidently use a Map & Compass.

Intro to GPS    
July 14, Sept. 22 
9 am-3 pm
Head out into the field for a day of hands – on GPS navigation training.

Wilderness Survival Training   
July 15, August 11, Sept. 16, Oct. 13
9 am-1 pm
Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness self-reliance class that could save your life.

Intro to Outdoor Photography
July 21, Sept. 8 
9 am-3 pm
REI Outdoor School instructors take you into the field to teach you how to shoot vibrant and stimulating photographs.