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:Point Defiance Volunteer Interest Form
“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
Point Defiance Park has an active Park Watch program in place to help maintain visitor safety, protect 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.