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</a> in the <a href="articles/penmet-parks-unveils-new-pavilion">Pavilion building</a>, 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.
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
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).</p>
<p>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.</p>
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.
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.
Adam Tallman Park 6626 Wagner Way NW, Gig Harbor, WA98335 Located on Wagner Way, Adam Tallman Park is the perfect place to get away and escape from the busy city life. Dogs are…More also allowed on the trail, but they must be on a leash and follow the rules posted at the trail entrance. There are no restrooms at the park.
Rosedale Park 86th Ave NW & Rosedale St NW, Gig Harbor, WA98332 Situated on two acres, Rosedale Park features two outdoor tennis courts, a soccer field, a softball diamond and a…More basketball court. Originally a Rosedale Public School #26, the area officially became a public park in the mid 1960s.
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.
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
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.
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.
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.
Eddon Boat Park 3805 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA98332 Located at the end of town on Harborview Drive next to the Gig Harbor Boatshop, this park offers a wide grassy area and…More a wonderful view of the harbor and nearby marina. Restrooms can be found at the Eddon Boatyard right next door. There is an "animal clean-up" station at the street. The park is near town and is a good picnic spot. It recently went through a major ecological clean-up that started in 2008.
Grandview Forest Park 3488 Grandview St, Gig Harbor, WA98335 Grandview Forest Park is a refuge among homes and busy streets. It offers access to Cushman Trail which meanders through…More Gig Harbor. The tall trees and soft trails make for a great jogging spot. The park has benches, picnic spots, public art and interactive educational signs and there are also bathrooms, water fountains, animal clean-up stations and trash receptacles.
For residents of the Key Peninsula, Volunteer Park is the home of good times and good memories. Located next to Key…More Peninsula Middle School off of Key Peninsula Highway, Volunteer Park offers two sports fields, a skate park, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits and walking trails. There is also a nine-whole frisbee golf course on the grounds.</p>
<p>Volunteer park hosts several events throughout the year, including Key Peninsula Little League games and the annual Key Peninsula Fair. The park was built in 1977 and is administered by Key Pen Parks. Contact the park for information on hosting private events or reserving picnic pavillions.</p>
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.
Joemma Beach State Park is a 155-acre state park with 3,000 feet of pristine beaches, breathtaking views of Case…More Inlet and excellent crabbing, fishing and beachcombing. The park also boasts excellent camping, and most sites have views of the Puget Sound. Boaters are able to launch and moore their boats in the summertime, and many choose to fish off of the large dock. On Independence Day, fireworks light up Olympia and the western Puget Sound.</p>
<p>Joemma Beach State Park was originally named John F. Kennedy State Park when it opened in 1968. In 1995, it was renamed Joemma Beach State Park, in honor of the couple who lived on the property from 1917 to 1932. It is located next to the YMCA Camp Coleman, off of Bay Road on the southwest side of Key Peninsula.</p>
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
City Park at Crescent Creek has a lot to offer, including a baseball field, tennis courts and a half-court basketball…More area. The park is located off Vernhardsen Street, just past Crescent Creek. This park has a large area for parking, an up-to-date playground, an open green grass play area and several trails following the creek.</p>
<p>The park also offers bathrooms, five picnic tables, three barbecues, a covered pavilion with a wood stove and sink with running water (all facilities are first-come, first-served). In addition, the creek area has interactive educational signs and wooden deck viewing areas to look at the vast wildlife the area has to offer. The upper area with the ballpark and tennis courts has a trail that leads to the BMX park and the sand volleyball area.</p>
Kenneth Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park 3580 50th Street Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA98335 The city of Gig Harbor celebrated an addition to community parks with a ribbon cutting ceremony in May 2009. The Kenneth…More Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park was named after a local Marine who served in World War II. Marvin served almost four years in a prisoner-of-war camp in Japan before returning to Gig Harbor to raise a family. The granite statue, Veterans Monument, honors servicemen and women who have served in WWI and WWII. The facility has a baseball and a soccer field with bleachers. The KLM Park also has a bike rack, drinking fountain, a playground and trails.
Located at the corner of Vernhardson and Crescent Valley Drive Northwest are the Sand Volleyball Courts. It is best…More to park in the gravel parking lot on Crescent Valley Drive Northwest located at the BMX park. The two parks actually share the lot. There are two full size soft sand courts with legal standards and ropes for boundaries. First-come, first-served.</p>
<p>The courts also offer benches along the wall (inside the playing area), and surrounding perimeter netting so the ball doesn't leave the area. Bathrooms are available at the neighboring City Park at Crescent Creek, which is accessible by a trail through the back end of the BMX park. There is one picnic table and a trash receptacle on site. An animal clean-up station is located in the gravel parking area.</p>
Just follow the "View Climb" signs to find the Finholm View Climb area. If that doesn't work, park in the…More designated area directly across from <a href="http://www.anthonys.com/restaurants/locations.html">Anthony's Home Port Restaurant</a>. The park has a restroom at the bottom of the climb in the parking lot and there is handicapped parking at the top of the climb area on Franklin Avenue.</p>
<p>The view climb has viewing decks approximately every 20 steps. There are approximately 95 to 100 steps to the top. It offers spectacular views on clear days of Gig Harbor and the surrounding area. Benches are located at each level of the climb.</p>