Metro Parks Tacoma

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8 lane launch

Spend the day on the Point Defiance Waterfront to experience the alluring sights, sounds and flavors of Puget Sound. You’ll create countless memories as you stroll the shoreline or tour the waters of this historical seaside destination.    

  • Experience the water for a few hours or all day in one of our fun, safe rental boats.
  • Store your boat or favorite watercraft in our secure, dry storage facility.
  • Moor your boat for the day or overnight as you experience the Point Defiance Waterfront.
  • Feel the tug as you cast a line from our public fishing pier and get all of your beverage, snack and fishing needs at our Boathouse bait and tackle shop.
  • Savor unobstructed island, mountain and Puget Sound views as you stroll the Promenade.
  • Quick, convenient water access is available thanks to our 8-lane boat launch or our indoor boat storage facility.