Point Defiance Park Flowers and Beach

Point Defiance Park, located in Tacoma, Washington, is my go-to park to explore beautiful gardens and to be with nature. Besides its well manicured gardens, it has acres of natural forest setting along with a public beach, a zoo and 2 aquariums. Owen Beach just reopened to the public, after being closed the past year to undergo renovations. A new road was put in to access the beach area, along with plenty of vehicle parking. Just beware of the many speed bumps that were put into place to slow down drivers.

The public gardens are just beautiful this time of year! The garden maintenance crew does a fantastic job every year to make these gardens as beautiful as possible. As well, the local Dahlia society does their part in maintaining a separate garden of their own. Below are a few images of flowers I spotted throughout the park yesterday, as well as a visit to Owen Beach. I was even lucky enough to spot a few Bald Eagles flying overheard. Enjoy!

Bee on Dahlia flower
Dahlia
Globe Artichokes
Pink Japanese Anemone
Pink Lilies
Pink Lily
Kayaker in Puget Sound with Mount Rainier in background
Kayakers and Washington State Ferry
Killer Whale wooden play structure
Colorful beach umbrella
Bald Eagle

All images property of Peggy A Thompson

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