Wollochet Bay Estuary Park

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to buy two parcels comprising nearly 4 acres of waterfront property contiguous with the existing 18 acres of Wollochet Bay Estuary Park. One parcel of 1.55 acres includes a maintenance shop, boat launch, dock, and tidelands. The other parcel of 2.37 acres is undeveloped and includes tidelands. The addition of these parcels will enhance the water access and recreation needs for the District including non-motorized boat access and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Peninsula Metropolitan Park Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $369,350.00 Applicant Match: $369,350.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 26 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1235

Location Details

From Hwy 16, exit at City Center/Pioneer/Wollochet and head west, away from downtown Gig Harbor on Wollochet for 2.2 miles to Artondale Drive. Park behind the Grange Hall (on the NE corner), in the upper parking lot. Cross street at light, and walk left to Parcel 8, approximately 1200 feet to the east.

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.