Eddon Boat Waterfront Park – Expansion

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Gig Harbor City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: 302328 Applicant Match: 359927 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Not Implemented RCO Project # 12-1507

Location Details

Travel I-5 southbound to Tacoma to the WA-16 West Highway (SR 16) interchange for Gig Harbor. Take Wollochet Drive/City Center exit through light to 4-way stop continuing down Stinson Avenue. At bottom is stop sign at Harborview Drive, Eddon Boat-expansion is just north of the existing Eddon Boat Waterfront Park

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.