Gig Harbor’s Waterfront Parks
The Maritime City located on the Gig Harbor Bay in Puget Sound is as picturesque as it is steeped in fishing history. Covering just over 6 square miles, the area boasts a population of around 10,500 and is home to a collection of beautiful parks. Explore the picturesque waterfront parks that dot the shores of the harbor, or venture inland for some exploring amidst the woods and trails. Breathtaking views are found at each park location, and Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound can be viewed from several vantage points. City parks are open from dawn to dusk, and several allow dogs on or off leash.
Ancich Waterfront Park
The newest addition to the Gig Harbor waterfront, Ancich Waterfront Park is situated on one of the last undeveloped waterfront properties along the shoreline. The public park serves to highlight the heritage and significance of commercial fishing in the area, and provides a viewing platform, fully functional rehabilitated historic netshed and space to picnic. Art installations throughout the park celebrate the rich fishing history of the area.
Thirty-five acres off Lucille Parkway boasts a particularly undiscovered and off-the-beaten-path park that offers a relaxed place to picnic and explore. The 1,315 feet of sandy-rock beach provides a picturesque setting to explore the shoreline, with views of the Narrows Bridge and Tacoma. Dogs are allowed in the park on a leash, and a non-motorized boat launch, picnic tables, telescopes and a gazebo overlook provide some fun opportunities to make the most of the waterfront.
Sunrise Beach Park
Located on Sunrise Beach Drive, the park offers 82 acres of trails and shoreline access. Swimming and fishing are allowed, and guests can enjoy incredible views of the Puget Sound, Vashon Island and Mount Rainier, as well as the beautiful shoreline on the Colvos Passage. Picnic tables are available for day use, and dogs are allowed throughout the park on a leash.