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.)"