- Gig Harbor Sports Complex
Gig Harbor Sports Complex
The Parks Commission has provided their recommendation to City Council and Mayor Kuhn regarding the Gig Harbor Sports Complex Read on...
The meeting summary of the March 6, 2018 Public Meeting for the Gig Harbor Sports Complex is available for viewing. Included in the summary are the results of the preference survey as well as comment cards received. Read on...
Gig Harbor has experienced tremendous growth which has created a need for additional community recreational opportunities, specifically sports fields. The City, along with partners, have aspirations to develop all or a portion of 30+ acres in Gig Harbor North into a large park/ Sports Complex. The project is expected to be completed in phases, and presently design and construction are unbudgeted.
The Gig Harbor Sports Complex has been the City’s highest legislative priority for three years (2016, 2017 and 2018). As such, the City has been built support for the project in Olympia and received $206,000 for the project in the 2017 State Capital Budget. Additionally, the Sports Complex was identified through the 2016 City of Gig Harbor Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan as a very high priority. As such, the City Council appropriated $50,000 for a Master Plan in the City’s 2017-2018 budget (Parks Development Objective number two).
The City Council approved a Professional Services Contract with Bruce Dees and Associates, a Tacoma based landscape architecture firm, to produce the Master Plan. The Master Plan will solicit public input in order to create the final vision/concept for the new Sports Complex.
Previous Visioning Exercises (please see Background Information Section below) conducted in 2013 and 2015 concluded with the primary request from citizens being lit and turfed sports fields. Secondary uses preferred by the community include sports courts (pickleball, tennis, basketball), picnic shelters, trails, and a new accessible playground.
PARKS COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION
The Gig Harbor Parks Commission conducted a public hearing to receive input on the Initial Master Plan Alternatives on April 4, 2018. The written comment period was held open until 4pm on April 6, 2018.
On April 11, 2018, the Gig Harbor Parks Commission deliberated on verbal and written testimony and provided their recommendation to the Mayor and City Council.
INITIAL MASTER PLAN ALTERNATIVES
Based on public comment received during the public process to-date, Master Plan Alternatives were created. The Alternatives depicted varying degrees of development and programming. The Parks Commission conducted a Public Hearing on these Alternatives April 4, 2018,in the Gig Harbor Council Chambers. Written comments were accepted until 4pm on April 6, 2018.