Point Defiance Visitors Center
Due to construction of a roundabout at the Pearl Street, park users must exit the park at Mildred Street. (except boathouse and ferry traffic) Learn More >
VISITORS CENTER HOURS
The Visitors Center is currently CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
It is open and staffed from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
5715 Roberts Garden Rd., inside Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, WA 98407
As you enter Point Defiance from Pearl Street, the Visitors Center is just inside the park, on the left, across the street from the tennis courts.
When the Visitors Center is open you can:
RESERVE PICNIC SHELTERS & PICNIC KITS
Drop by to rent a picnic shelter and picnic kit.
Learn more about the shelters & picnic kits
BORROW TENNIS EQUIPMENT
Point Defiance Park has tennis courts that boast a spectacular view. Come play...we'll loan you the tennis equipment. Drop by, provide us your Driver’s License and we'll loan tennis rackets and balls for up to 2 hours of play. Check-out begins 10 am, equipment must be returned by 4:30 pm.
QUENCH YOUR THIRST
Granola bars and water available for purchase.
ASK QUESTIONS AND GET INFORMATION
Park Ambassadors work seasonally at the Visitors Center (and/or the park kiosk) and give talks, answer questions, help visitors find information, participate in educational tours and more.
HISTORY OF THE VISITORS CENTER
The Board of Park Commissioners approved $2,200 to build a residence in Point Defiance Park in 1898 for Superintendent Ebenezer Rhys Roberts, referred to as the Keeper's Lodge. Read more about the history of Point Defiance Park's Lodge.