Harbor Family Park Acquisition

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

Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to buy 18 acres at the intersection of 70th Avenue and 32nd Street Northwest for a park. The land was acquired by five families who formed Harbor Family Park, LLC in order to give the community time to purchase the property. If funding fails to materialize, the property will be sold for housing. The surrounding area is the most densely populated area of the Gig Harbor Peninsula outside of Gig Harbor, and is identified as significantly underserved by park facilities.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Peninsula Metropolitan Park Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $824,212.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1600

Location Details

From Hwy 16, exit at City Center/Pioneer/Wollochet and head west, away from downtown Gig Harbor on Wollochet for 2.5 miles as Wollochet bends and becomes 40th St. Continue west on 40th St for 0.7 miles to 70th Ave and turn left. Drive 0.5 miles on 70th Ave to "T" intersection at 32nd Ave. Park on graded, gravel area at property on NE corner.

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.