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Point Defiance Park

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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
 
  • undefinedWildlife 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 Oct
    Black Cat Fun Run
    Bring your family and friends to run/walk a glowing Point Defiance Five Mile Drive in the dark...
    07:00 pm
  • 21 Oct
    Point Defiance Beach Cleanup
    Get hooked on helping at these cleanup events held every 3rd Saturday at the Point Defiance Marina. Join other volunteers...
    09:00 am
  • 21 Oct
    Tacoma Giants: Part 1 Trees of Point Defiance Park
    Meet Mik and the Beanstalk. Mik is a Certified Arborist happy to share his knowledge of the trees of Point...
    09:00 am

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