Skansie Brothers 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

This one-acre property acquisition lies immediately south of the City of Gig Harbor’s Jerisich Park in Pierce County. The site will provide local residents and regional visitors with a unique opportunity – access to the only city urban park with waterfront/boating access and uplands recreation space. Combined, Jerisich and Skansie Brothers Parks will offer transient moorage, sewage pumpout services, restrooms, picnic and public gathering spaces, as well as saltwater access for small watercraft and fishing activities. The Skansie Brothers Park adds 102 feet of waterfront and 121 feet of multipurpose, open grass uplands and tidelands to the Jerisich Park area which has no significant upland space. Planned improvements will include walkways, park benches, picnic tables, and a covered open structure for community gatherings, events, and celebrations. The project includes the garage which is identified as a joint City and local Rotary Centennial project for improvement as a covered common area with power and water.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Gig Harbor City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $406,250.00 Applicant Match: $509,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 03-1162

Location Details

From Olympia take I-5 North, take the So. 38th St. Exit - Exit #132 - toward Gig Harbor/SR-16/Bremerton; Merge onto SR-16 West; Take the exit toward Gig Harbor/City center; Turn right onto Pioneer Way -- .64 miles; Turn left on Harborview Drive -- .10 miles.

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.