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.
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.