Gig Harbor PlayZone Integrated Playground

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

The new inclusive play environment is complete and provides accessible paths and play equipment with a maritime-theme representing the fishing heritage of Gig Harbor. This active recreation facility is becoming a highly used park destination for regional visitors and our local community. In order to expand the play area under the swings, the City’s general funds were used to increase the square footage of Pebbleflex by approximately 400 square feet. The City also invested in additional interpretive signage and etched pathway pavers commemorating local donors. As a complement to the play area and it’s educational signage, the City collaborated with the Maritime Committee to fund a public art placement next to the entrance depicting local marine habitat by nationally renowned sculptor, Jeff Samudosky.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Gig Harbor City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $180,000.00 Applicant Match: $181,200.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1509

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 go north on Harborview Drive which will turn northeast and continues past Peacock Hill (on the left). Harborview Drive ends a the “T” stop of 96th Street NW and Vernhardson Street. Turn east (right) on Vernhardson. City Park at Crescent Creek is on your right.

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.