Gig Harbor Sports Complex Pickle-Bo Spot

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 City of Gig Harbor will use this grant to develop Phase 1B at the Gig Harbor Sports Complex. The Pickle-Bo Spot will be approximately 3.4 acres and is located on an undeveloped parcel north of the YMCA parking lot on Harbor Hill Drive. The project includes pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, playgrounds, an event lawn, a sheltered performance stage, two covered picnic areas, and associated parking. The primary opportunities provided by this project will be active and passive recreation. The scope of this project is more fully described in Federal Agreement awarded under Grant No. P22AP00173-00 (53-00758) attached in PRISM under RCO project No. 20-1746.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Gig Harbor City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $2,164,100.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1746

Location Details

The project is located in north Gig Harbor off of Harbor Hill Drive, adjacent to the Tom Taylor YMCA and across the street from future Peninsula School District Elementary School Site 10. The project site is sandwiched between Borgen Boulevard, an arterial with dense commercial hub and surrounding newly established neighborhoods, and Burnham Drive which provides a more rural access to the downtown Gig Harbor waterfront.

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.