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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:
  • 18 Aug
    Family Campout
    We’re opening up Owen Beach for camping this summer! Join us for three Friday nights under the stars with your...
  • 19 Aug
    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
  • 19 Aug
    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

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