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 City of Gig Harbor will use this grant to purchase two undeveloped waterfront parcels that will expand the historic Eddon Boat Waterfront Park by approximately one-half acre and 167 feet of low-bank waterfront for public access. The City will also provide signage and fencing, and remove a creosote bulkhead. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is water access.