Skansie Brothers Park Phase II

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 is requesting funding for the second phase of acquiring property for the Skansie Brothers Park. The property provides 100 waterfront feet and will add 0.6 acre of park land that significantly enhances waterfront access for the public. This waterfront property is suitable for fishing, canoe sports, and direct access to the water. The upland portion will provide a multiple use open grassy space for picnicking and public gatherings along the waterfront. The property is located adjacent to and expands Jerisich Park and Dock. Jerisich Park is the City’s only public moorage facility and provides transient moorage, sewage pumpout services, restroom, and picnic facilities in downtown Gig Harbor. Acquiring this property will add grass open space to a dock and park facility that is primarily structural space.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Gig Harbor City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $500,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 04-1404

Location Details

From Olympia take I-5 north. Take the south 38th Street exit number 132 toward Gig Harbor and Bremerton on State Highway 16. Merge on to SR-16 westbound. Cross the Narrows Bridge and take the GIG HARBOR/CITY CENTER exit, then turn right on PIONEER WAY - go .64 miles. Turn left on Harborview Drive - go .1 mile. Skansie Brothers Park is clearly signed to the right.

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.