With almost 700 acres, the park has miles of woodland trails through old growth forest and gardens, scenic views and a waterfront. The Japanese garden was built as part of Tacoma's Sister City relationship with Kitakyushu, Japan.
Recreational facilities include a public fishing pier and picnic area. Rental boats and fishing gear are available at the boathouse. Driftwood-strewn beaches below the bluffs are ideal for a stroll or a picnic.
Horticulturists and home gardeners visit the park for its outstanding rose, dahlia, camelia, annual, rhododendron, and Japanese garden display and a vantage point at the western edge of the park, you can view the Second Tacoma Narrows Bridge. (The first one is several fathoms below the water's surface.)"
Go to the pines if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo
if you want to learn about the bamboo. And in doing so, you must leave
your subjective preoccupation with yourself. Otherwise you impose yourself
on the object and do not learn. Matsuo Basho 17th century