Skansie Park / Welcome Plaza / Lift Station 4
Project Update 07/12/17
Warranty Work in Progress:
The Water Feature is temporarily closed due to warranty repair issues and will be available for use as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Primary Project Contact:
George Flanigan, Construction Supervisor
FlaniganG@cityofgigharbor.net or (253) 853-7618
This project provides for the following three separate improvements to Skansie Brothers Park:
The current restroom facility is under sized and outdated for the number of people that use this park on a daily basis. Additionally, the current restrooms are flooded by sea water during extreme high tides, rendering them unusable during these events and allowing sea water to enter the City’s sewer system. This project includes a new building with two family restrooms with showers, two public restrooms, and other facilities to support the boating community that utilize Jerisich Dock. The finished floor elevation of the new building will be raised approximately 3 feet to prevent flooding during high tide events, and the roof of the building will be an ADA accessible public viewing deck.
The City’s sewer Lift Station #4 is currently located in Skansie Park and receives approximately 1/3rd of the City’s sewer flows. Lift Station #4 has been scheduled for replacement since 2011. This project will install a new lift station with increased storage volume and improved reliability to handle the anticipated growth.
This project will also provide for a new public plaza with seating and open space, which centers around Gig Harbor’s Fishermen’s Memorial.
Starting September 6, 2016, the north half of Skansie Brothers Park will be closed to public use through the duration of the project.