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Point Defiance Park

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Due to construction of a roundabout at the Pearl Street, vehicles may encounter detours. Learn More >


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: The 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 May
    Park Watch Monthly Meeting
    This is a meeting for Park Watch members. Held 5:30-6:30 pm in the lower level of the Point Defiance Pagoda...
  • 27 May
    Point Defiance Lodge Plaque Dedication
    Please join us for an event celebrating the Point Defiance Lodge and its listing on the National Register for Historic...
    10:30 am
  • 02 Jun
    Trails Day
    Point Defiance Trails Getting a Helping Hand on National Trails Day Point Defiance Park serves more...
    09:00 am

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