Point Defiance Park in Tacoma Washington. A fun place to take kids. I took my grandson Mason and my son Jamie to Point Defiance on Sunday. I think Mason enjoyed the tower, looking out through the openings from the top. A good place to shoot from and be safe? Was that even needed back then? The trading post was mainly for trading fur. We then took a little train ride to learn about logging in the past. One of the machines, took 25 men to run. Fifteen to run it, and ten spare parts, I mean spare men. One death per month, and 50 injuries to run it.