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Point Defiance Park

Traffic Alert: Road closure at Point Defiance, 5 am-4 pm, Dec. 16-17. Detours will be in place.  Read more >
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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:
  • 16 Dec
    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
  • 01 Jan
    Polar Bear Plunge
    Kick off the new year with a cool tradition—a refreshing plunge into invigorating Puget Sound! 11:30 am: Cub Plunge, for...
    11:30 am
  • 07 Jan
    Forest Mindfulness
    Learn to slow down and experience the forest in a new way. Led by Certified Forest Therapist Julie Hepp, this...
    01:00 pm

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