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.
The City of Gig Harbor is working with a group of parents and youth to construct a skateboard center as identified in the 1996 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan. The site is currently owned by the Peninsula School District, and is part of the Henderson Bay High School campus. The City has been negotiating with the district to purchase the high school site for a planned civic center complex which would incorporate the skateboard center. The project includes development of a 15,000 square foot skateboard park. The concrete surfaced park will be below the surrounding grade and will provide a pyramid, ramps 1/4-pipe, jumps, steps, railing and a “snake run.”