Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.
The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District used this grant to purchase the DeMolay property on the northeast tip of Fox Island just west of Gig Harbor. The property is composed of three parcels totaling 3.56 acres and approximately 1,500 feet of marine shoreline. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be water access for passive and non-motorized use.