Location: This property is located immediately east and adjacent to Voyager Elementary School on the Gig Harbor Peninsula.
Description: This 18-acre park was a Former Common School Trust Land, this property was transferred to PenMet Parks for parks and recreational use from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources through the State Trust Land Transfer Program.
Common School Trust Lands have been used to assist the funding of public schools as income producing properties in many cases through the regular harvesting of timber. Some of these trust lands have developed low income producing potential due to factors such as steep, unstable slopes, critical fish and wildlife habitat, public use demands, environmental and social concerns. Through legislation, the state deposits the timber or easement and land values of these properties into special accounts to continue to support the Common School Trust.
Since 1989, over $538 million has been appropriated to fund the Trust Land Transfer Program resulting in the transfer of over 79,000 acres of Common School Trust property with low revenue producing capabilities to other public agencies or programs for protection of these valuable recreational assets.
Location: Approximately 14600-14th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor
Description: Maplewood Park is a 36-acre high-bank waterfront site with 1,000 lineal feet of shoreline. Presently undeveloped and acquired through a long-term lease with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Location: 5003 Wollochet Dr and Filmore Dr NW
Description: Peninsula Gardens was acquired in 2010. The 10 acre site is currently home to the Gig Harbor Farmer's Market
Wollochet Bay Estuary
Location: This multiple parcel conservancy is located on the north end of Wollochet Drive NW, Gig Harbor, between Lagoon Lane and East Bay Drive.
Description: Wollochet Bay Estuary Park is a 20.3-acre area with 854 linear feet of shoreline including the confluence of Artondale Creek with the saltwater marsh and estuary area of Wollochet Bay.
Location: 82nd Avenue NW & Rosedale Street, Arletta
Description: Peter's Pond is a 1-acre forested riparian habitat that also contains salt water frontage on Lay Inlet at high tide. There currently is no formal developed access to the site although an access easement is available.
Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve
55 Bella Bella Drive,
Driving Directions: Map to Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve
Description: The 3.5-acre property was acquired by PenMet Parks from the Tacoma DeMolay in 2010. The property has served as an organizational camp since 1959, and even some camp-related activity back to 1947.
The DeMolay property will be managed to preserve the natural features and host selective activities. Its use is limited to historical use such as DeMolay functions, limited Scout functions and a few family gatherings. Property can be reserved for organized camps and small gatherings. Site is monitored by a seasonal caretaker.
For reservation information, contact us at 253-858-3400, then press option 6 from the menu.
To schedule a reservation for a PenMet Parks facility online, please click here.
To discuss the status of the property, contact Terry Lee, Executive Director at 253-858-3408.
Location: 3604-22nd Ave NW, Gig Harbor
Driving Directions: Map to Madrona Links Golf Course
Description: The 79-acre Madrona Links Golf Course is an 18-hole Ken Tyson designed course. The course contains a pro shop and restaurant.
For additional course information, call 253.851.5193 or check out their website at www.madronalinks.com.
Peninsula Joint Recreation Area
Location: 8502 Skansie Ave, Gig Harbor
Description: This 9.2-acre property is located on Skansie Ave behind and adjoining Gig Harbor High School and Discovery Elementary School. The grass football field is surrounded by a special rubber surfaced running track. The regulation sized football field includes bleachers, fencing, concession, and other supporting features. The 2.0-acre northern portion of the park site adjacent to Skansie Avenue and SR-16 is undeveloped and covered with sloping wooded hillsides. Park users have informally developed parking areas and 0.2 miles of trails that access the woodlands and surrounding fields.
For Field Reservations and other information please contact the Peninsula School District at (253) 530-1000 or www.psd401.net
Location: 10301 Bujacich Rd NW, Gig Harbor
Park Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk
Location: The off leash area is located at 10100 Bujacich Road NW
(Park in Fire District #5 Headquarters Lot).
Park Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk