Peninsula Gardens Playground and Spray Park

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 Peninsula Metropolitan Park will use this grant to develop a playground and spray park on the Peninsula Gardens site at the heart of the Gig Harbor peninsula. This is part of a larger project where the park district will convert the former Peninsula Gardens Nursery into a recreation center with indoor recreation fields and classrooms, walking paths, an off-leash area, and children’s play areas. The spray park will be the first for the community. The park district will contribute more than $1 million.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Peninsula Metropolitan Park Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 500,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 1,077,500.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-2006

Location Details

From Hwy 16, exit at City Center/Pioneer/Wollochet and head west, away from downtown Gig Harbor on Wollochet for 1.3 miles. Peninsula Gardens is at the north corner of the intersection of Wollochet and Fillmore Drives. Entrance to the site can be made from either Wollochet or Fillmore.

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.