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Point Defiance Park
Name:Point Defiance Park garden photo
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Wash.
Photo: James Phillips



 
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Address:North 54th and Pearl 
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City:Tacoma 
State:Washington 
Postal Code:98409 
Country:UNITED STATES 
Latitude/Longitude:lat=47.304085; long=-122.517427
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Public/Private:PUBLIC 
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Added to JGarden:7/8/2000 
Last Updated:7/8/2000 
JGarden Description: 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.)" 




Dimly, dimly
In the morning mist that lies
Over Akashi Bay,
My longings follow with the ship
That vanishes behind the distant isle.
Honobono to
Akashi no ura no
Asagiri ni
Shimagakureyuku
Fune o shi zo omou.

  Kokinshu
  9th century

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