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PenMet Parks
3622 Grandview St, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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, WA 98335
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, WA 98332

This park is located next to the sand volleyball courts on the corner of Crescent Valley Drive NW and VernhardsonMore 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.

Austin Estuary Park
4009 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Located on a thin strip of land right off Harborview Drive is Austin Estuary Park. The park offers a fishing areaMore 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, WA 98349
The Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District is a municipal office located at Volunteer Park. The district is dedicatedMore 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.
Skate Park
3510 Grandview St, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

The Skate Park is located at the Gig Harbor Civic Center off Grandview Street. This park offers two picnic tables, aMore 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, WA 98332
Purdy Park-and-Ride is a 200-space parking lot maintained by Sound Transit. Parking is for transit customersMore 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, WA 98335
Kopachuck State Park is located in the western Gig Harbor peninsula. The name "Kopachuck" came from the Pacific CoastalMore 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.
Jerisich Dock
3211 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Located in downtown Gig Harbor, Jerisich Dock offers a nice spot to relax and take in the spectacular views. TheMore 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, WA 98335
Located in downtown Gig Harbor, Skansie Brothers Park offers a quiet getaway from the shops and galleries and is a greatMore 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, WA 98332
Sehmel Homestead Park is an oasis of soccer and football fields, tennis and basketball courts, trails, and a large playMore 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.
Civic Center Green
3510 Grandview St, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Located just in front of Gig Harbor Civic Center. Civic Center Green offers a large open field with benchesMore 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, WA 98335
With over 56,000 square feet of office space, Soundview Park is a professional business center that is home to about 20More 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, WA 98335
Located on Rosedale Street, Wilkinson Farm Park is home to the community garden. It opened in 2008 to give people of GigMore 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.
Rosedale Park
86th Ave NW & Rosedale St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Situated on two acres, Rosedale Park features two outdoor tennis courts, a soccer field, a softball diamond and aMore basketball court. Originally a Rosedale Public School #26, the area officially became a public park in the mid 1960s.