The park is a popular destination for sightseeing, picnicking, flying kites and for accessing the waterfront trail and a sandy beach.
The park measures 74 hectares and is considered a open air, green space park with large grass lawns, beaches. waterfront views and rocky coastlines. From the shores of the park are views of tugs, sail boats, fishing boats and the Gulf Islands.
The site of the park and the surrounding coastline was once a fishing village during the early 1800s. The coastline was the site of canneries, docks and boat building warehouses.
In Garry Point Park, Scotch Pond is a historic moorage site. The pond is located on the north end of the park and it was once a moorage pond for trollers and gillnetters.
The main walking trail in the park connects to the pond, a picnic day use area, the Fisherman's Memorial Needle and provides easy access to a sandy beach. The park trail connects to a bigger and longer trail exploring the entire waterfront of Steveston.
The trailhead entrance to the Steveston Landing Greenway Path is located in the Garry Point Park. The sightseeing pathway follows a 5 kilometre paved route along the waterfront visiting with stores, restaurants, patios and historic sites including the Britannia Shipyard and Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Along the trail are information signs detailing the history of the area.
North of the Garry Point Trail is another pathway following dykes called the West Dyke Trail. This pathway is also 5 kilometres long and it connects to the Terra Nova Park and Natural Area.
Other amenities in Garry Point Park include some sightseeing benches, a concession stand (summer hours), washrooms and the Kuno Gardens. The gardens are a Japanese memorial garden filled with many colors and scents.