Local Events April 30, 2024

7 Parks to Explore in Gig Harbor, WA

Gig Harbor, WA is famous for its maritime history, charming waterfront, and favorable state and local parks that offer stunning views of the Pacific Northwest. Situated just 8 minutes away from Tacoma, WA, and a quick 23-minute drive from Bremerton, WA, Gig Harbor offers easy access from your home to the park.

Local parks that offer stunning views of the Pacific Northwest and Puget Sound. Explore the 7…


McCormick Forest Park

📌 10301 Bujacich Rd, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

🥾 Length: 3 Miles

🐕 Dogs can be off leash inside the fenced area.

🌿 122 acres of space to explore in Gig Harbor. Visitors will find a wide range of trails, ranging from flat to 200 feet of elevation gain making this trail suitable for any fitness level. Your furry friend can also run around off leash inside the fenced dog park that is provided.


Sehmel Homestead Park

📌 10123 78th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

🥾 Length: 98 acre site

🐕 Dogs on Leash

🌿 The property includes 76 acres of meadow and conservancy area.  As well, 22 acres of active recreation to include a baseball field, two 300-foot combination baseball and softball fields, an artificial turf soccer field, two tennis courts, and a basketball court. The park also includes a children’s playground, picnic areas, an outdoor performing arts amphitheater, an indoor pavilion, and garden center. Throughout the park is 4 miles of trails that intertwine throughout the endless supply of outdoor recreation.


Skansie Brothers Park

📌 3207 Harborview Dr Gig Harbor, WA 98335

🥾 Waterfront Area: 2.59 acres in the heart of downtown GH.

🌿 Best known for its green space overlooking the waterfront while hosting local community events like the summer concert series and weekly farmers market.


Harbor Family Park

📌 6620 32nd St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

🐕 Dogs on leash while on the trail.

🌿 18.7-acre park of densely wooded area surrounded by tall trees, fallen tree trunks, and an endless supply of lush native plants.


Sunrise Beach Park

📌 10015 Sunrise Beach Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

🥾 Length: 2 Miles

🐕 Dogs on leash, trails, unmarked forest pathways.

🌿 82 acres of forest and shoreline to explore, and on a clear day you can experience views of Mount Rainier, Vashon Island, and the rest of the Puget Sound. The park also offers some of the best low-tide viewing in the area.


Cushman Trail

📌 9420 49th Avenue Ct #9598 Gig Harbor, WA 98332

🥾 Length: 6.2 miles

🐕 Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

🌿 A paved, non-motorized route for pedestrian and bike use. The trail provides a scenic and challenging route (a few hills).

🌿 In the north, the trail winds through Wilkinson Farm Park on a pin pile bridge to minimize the impact to the natural wetlands – another fun park to explore while on the Cushman Trail.


Narrows Park

📌 1502 Lucille Parkway Gig Harbor, WA 98335

🥾 Waterfront Area: 6 acres of rocky and sandy beach.

🐕 Dogs on Leash

🌿 1,315 feet of sandy/rocky beach that faces the Narrows Passage with excellent views of the Narrows Bridge and Tacoma. The park includes a paved parking lot, grassy field to play in, and a picnic area.


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