Point Defiance Park is an essential part of living in Tacoma and the South Sound.
• Park memories
South Sound is a gardener's paradise, so it's only fitting that its premier city park is a showcase for gardens of all types: rose, rhodies, native and Japanese, to name a few. Gardens have been at the heart of Point Defiance since its beginning. We'll trace how generations of Tacomans have cultivated the park.
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A heron stalks the still waters of the Japanese Garden at Point Defiance. The garden complements the 1914 Pagoda, and has grown in size and authenticity over the years.