PenMet Parks 3622 Grandview St, Gig Harbor, WA98335 Formally known as the Peninsula Metro Park District, PenMet Parks was created in 2004. The office is now located at …More href="listings/sehmel-homestead-park">Sehmel Homestead Park in the Pavilion building, 10123 78th Ave. NW. The main purpose of the district is to maintain and improve the parks in the unincorporated area outside the City of Gig Harbor. In November 2010, Terry Lee was elected as the new executive director of PenMet Parks.
Narrows Park 1502 Lucille Pky NW, Gig Harbor, WA98335 Narrows Park features a paved road entrance that leads visitors to the gazebo and 1,200 feet of sandy rock beach.…More The park has two telescopes set up so visitors can take in a stunning and up-close view of the bridge. The park is owned by PenMets Parks and was acquired from Pierce County in February 2011.
BMX Park 9702 Crescent Valley Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA98332
This park is located next to the sand volleyball courts on the corner of Crescent Valley Drive NW and Vernhardson…More Street. The BMX park has over 10 dirt jumps that can launch BMXers high into the air. The park has one picnic table and a water fountain is located at the sand volleyball courts by the parking lot. Restrooms are at the nearby Crescent Creek Park (a trail connects the two parks on the bottom of the hill).
A gravel parking lot is located off of Crescent Valley Drive NW. The large dirt jumps are professionally shaped and can offer some exciting possibilities to the trained BMXer.
Located on a thin strip of land right off Harborview Drive is Austin Estuary Park. The park offers a fishing area…More with a low bank beach area, plus one picnic table. Since this park is almost at the end of the harbor, views of marinas and Mount Rainier can be spectacular. The entrance to the park is between Murphy's Landing Marina and Gig Harbor Automotive Center at the end of Harborview Drive before the street turns into North Harborview.
There is parking in the vacant lot next door. Austin Estuary Park provides an "Animal Clean-up Station" and a trash receptacle at the entrance gate to the park.
Key Peninsula Metropolitan Parks District 5514 Key Peninsula Hwy N, Lakebay, WA98349 The Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District is a municipal office located at Volunteer Park. The district is dedicated…More to the preservation and improvement of community parks and recreational activities. In addition to park and trail maintenance, the district runs recreational programming for adults and children in the community as well as giving out grant money to community groups. Community members interested in volunteer opportunities should phone the Key Peninsula Metropolitan Parks District office.
The Skate Park is located at the Gig Harbor Civic Center off Grandview Street. This park offers two picnic tables, a…More playground with a climbing wall, swings and other amenities.
One can park in the lot to the right when entering the civic center. In addition to being located next to the civic center, the park is adjacent to the Gig Harbor Police Station, making the park relatively safe. Other parks nearby include the Civic Green area and the Grandview Forest Park at Cushman Trail.
Purdy Park-and-Ride 6519 144th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA98332 Purdy Park-and-Ride is a 200-space parking lot maintained by Sound Transit. Parking is for transit customers…More and is provided on a 24-hour basis. All non-transit customers are subject to fines or towing.
Kopachuck State Park 11101 56th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA98335 Kopachuck State Park is located in the western Gig Harbor peninsula. The name "Kopachuck" came from the Pacific Coastal…More Indians. "Kopa" means "at" and "chuck" means water. The park spreads across 109 acres of land, and its gravel shoreline spans for 5,600 feet. The park offers a view of Cutts Island from one part of the shore. The 2-mile trail is filled with plenty of luscious green plants and wildlife. Kopachuck State Park has 41 tent spaces and one ADA approved restroom for campers looking for peaceful escape from the city. Camping hours differs from the regular park hours. There is also a pay phone at the park.
Located in downtown Gig Harbor, Jerisich Dock offers a nice spot to relax and take in the spectacular views. The…More park has a working dock for boats, public restrooms and four picnic tables. Parking is at the street and benches are scattered throughout the park. There is beach access at the park but it is more of a low bank area.
Jerisich Dock shares an open grass field with this park which is great for a picnic. The entrance to the dock has a exquisite statue of a fisherman to welcome visitors. In addition, the park has educational interactive signs about the local area and offers loaner life vests at no charge for children. There is an animal clean-up station at the street located next to an anchor sculpture. This is a nice park in the heart of downtown.
Skansie Brothers Park 3207 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA98335 Located in downtown Gig Harbor, Skansie Brothers Park offers a quiet getaway from the shops and galleries and is a great…More picnic spot. It has a large, open grassy area that slopes down to the harbor. Visitors can watch the boats coming and going from the local marinas. The park has public restrooms, a pavilion that was donated by the local Rotary Club and benches throughout. Parking is on the street, and Jerisich Dock Park is a stone's throw away, as well.
Sehmel Homestead Park 10123 78th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA98332 Sehmel Homestead Park is an oasis of soccer and football fields, tennis and basketball courts, trails, and a large play…More structure. Kids will especially enjoy the colorful nature of the slides, see-saws, bridges, and monkey bars. This 98-acre park site is located about two miles west of the Burnham Dr. exit, off of Hwy. 16, at the intersection of Sehmel Dr. and 78th Ave. NW. The park is available for party or sporting rentals, and plenty of parking is available.
Located just in front of Gig Harbor Civic Center. Civic Center Green offers a large open field with benches…More surrounding the outer edges. This park also offers trash receptacles and water fountains. The large open field has a view of Gig Harbor and Mt. Rainier on a nice day.
Also located nearby (in the same parking lot) are the Skate Park and Grandview Forest Park which has the Cushman Trail winding through. Plenty of ample parking is available for this park. However, handicap access is limited since the green open field area is raised and accessible by stairs.
Soundview Park 5775 Soundview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA98335 With over 56,000 square feet of office space, Soundview Park is a professional business center that is home to about 20…More businesses in Gig Harbor. Centrally located on Soundview Drive, it is an easy jaunt off Highway 16 and has free parking and handicap access. An on-site staff can fulfill tenants' maintenance needs.
Wilkinson Farm Park 4118 Rosedale St NW, Gig Harbor, WA98335 Located on Rosedale Street, Wilkinson Farm Park is home to the community garden. It opened in 2008 to give people of Gig…More Harbor a place to plant seeds and raise their crops. Anyone who ends up with excess food is encouraged to donate to Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH. The historical barn is also located next to the community garden. There is one portable restroom at the park.
Donkey Creek Park 8714 N Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA98332 Located across the street from Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Museum, Donkey Creek Park has an open grassy area with…More several benches. It also has restrooms available for the public from 5am to 10pm. Donkey Creek Park is opened from dawn to dusk every day.