Point Defiance Volunteers

Point Defiance Volunteers

5400 N. Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98407

(253) 202-5978

Point Defiance Park needs you!

By volunteering, you’ll discover that taking an active part in caring for our 760-acre treasure is its own reward and a way to find and express your passions.

The park attracts more than 3.1 million visitors annually. As a volunteer, you can share the pride of being part of this amazing regional attraction.

Volunteer in one of these areas:

Park Watch

Point Defiance Park has an active Park Watch program in place to help maintain visitor safety, protect the park’s resources.

Park volunteers, outfitted with yellow safety vests and lanyards, patrol the park and provide extended eyes and ears on activities they are seeing in an effort to discourage car break-ins, vandalism, and other park rule violations such as smoking, drinking, feeding of wildlife and unleashed dogs. In addition, they check for fallen trees and other naturally occurring potential hazards.

“I’ve been running on the trails for 50 years. I want to give something back to the park that I’ve enjoyed for so long.”
park watch VOLUNTEER 2Gaylord Mingo, Park Watch volunteer

“I live close to the park, always lived in the North End, took my children and grandchildren to the park. Volunteering is a way to give back to the public and to the park.”
Virginia Ferguson, Tahoma Fuchsia Society

“People are looking for a way to help this park or be part of it. The Park Watch program is just what I needed to reconnect with the place I love.”
Sally Johnson, Park Watch volunteer

Park Watch Interest Form

If you have questions or concerns about volunteering at Point Defiance please feel free to contact:

Richard Madison,
Community Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator
(253) 202-5978