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Point Defiance Park

This 760-acre park is a popular destination for more than 3.1 million people each year. Natural forest, saltwater beaches and spectacular views offer numerous possibilities for recreation, education and communing with nature.

Hours: Point Defiance Park is open daily from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. 
Hours at attractions within the park may vary.

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sign-up-online-buttonDestination Point Defiance LogoDestination Point Defiance is our long-term planning initiative to enhance the experience and honor the character of Point Defiance Park.

All park attractions remain open as progress continues on multiple capital projects.View construction updates

Do not feed wildlife in the park
  • Point Defiance Dont Feed Wildlife Sign GraphicWildlife can experience malnutrition, disease, and overpopulation due to human feeding.
  • Wildlife often exhibit aggressive behaviors when they become conditioned to expect food from people.
  • Overpopulation is a significant contributor to poor water quality and toxic algae growth, endangering public health and safety.
  • Feeding is illegal and to help curb overpopulation issues, citations will be issued for violations. Citations carry fines. (TMC 8.27.130)  Read More >
Events Happening Here:
  • 21 Jul
    Birding for Seniors
    Enjoy an outdoor birding experience adapted for seniors and those with limited mobility that highlights the many birds that live...
    10:00 am
  • 22 Jul
    Coffee with the Birds
    Bring your coffee mug and enjoy the birds of Point Defiance Park. Meet the Park Ranger just before 9 am...
    09:00 am
  • 23 Jul
    Making a Point - Living History Presentations
    Get to know the key characters who turned Point  Defiance into a Park: Allen C. Mason, Rep. Francis Cushman, and...
    04:00 pm

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