Point Defiance Park


Urban Adventure - Point Defiance Park

It's Dahlia season so let's get together and photograph these beauties at Point Defiance in Tacoma. There are other flowers in the garden as well.

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  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

We will meet at the dahlia garden in Point Defiance Park at 7am.

The gardens in Point Defiance Park has a beautiful dahlia display garden. The point of this trip is to photograph the dahlias . W can also explore other flowers in bloom in the gardens including roses, asters and hydrangeas. This is a relaxed trip for photographers of all experience levels and cameras (cell phone cameras are cameras too). Your leader is also happy to answer your questions on how to best photograph the flowers. She, however, is not a technical expert so please be patient if you have questions about the technical aspects of your camera. She'll try to answer your questions but may not be able to.


Point Defiance Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear and sturdy shoes. Camera, with batteries, memory and any other fun gear you want to try.

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