Gig Harbor Sports Complex

About the Gig Harbor Sports Complex

The City of Gig Harbor has experienced tremendous growth in recent years which has created a need for additional community recreational opportunities, with sports fields being identified as a key need by the City's residents.

 

In 2014-15, the City Council adopted a Vision and Master Plan for the original 7.07 acres encompassing the southern portion of the Sports Complex (Phase 3). In 2016-17 the City acquired and additional  21 acres of land (including the Peninsula Light Little League fields) to form the current Sports Complex. This map shows the ownership of the parcels comprising the Gig Harbor Sports Complex and surrounding recreation properties.

 

In 2018, the City contracted with Bruce Dees & Associates to develop a Master Plan for developing the entire Sports Complex. The Master Planning process included multiple open houses and public hearings at the administrative, Parks Commission and City Council levels.

 

On July 23, 2018, the Gig Harbor City Council approved the Gig Harbor Sports Complex Master Plan, as shown below. The Master Plan provides official direction for design, permitting and construction of the Sports Complex.  

 

The development of the Sports Complex has been divided into three phases. Phase 1 has been subdivided in to Phase 1A and Phase 1B to be developed by the YMCA and the City, respectively.

 

Phase 1A includes the sports fields designated as A1 and A2 on the Master Plan. The YMCA is responsible for financing and developing these fields under a lease agreement with the City. Per the terms of the lease agreement, design and permitting on Phase 1A will occur before June 2023 and construction will be completed by December 2024.

 

Phase 1B includes recreational amenities located between the existing YMCA facility and Phase 1A. This includes restrooms/concession building, picnic shelters, event lawn, bocce ball courts, pickle ball courts, and additional parking. The design and permitting process for Phase 1B is underway as of March 2022 and will include opportunities for public input on the project design, traffic impact analysis, tree survey, and environmental review. Permitting is scheduled to be completed by April 2023 before construction begins in the summer of 2023. The total cost for Phase 1B is estimated at $3.8 million. A $500,000 Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office grant has been allocated for this project

 

Phase 2 includes development of sports fields designated as A5, A6, A9, A10 and A11 surrounding the existing Little League fields. 

 

Phase 3 includes the development of sports fields designated as A3, A4, A7 and A8 immediately south of the existing YMCA facility.


  1. Gig Harbor Sports Complex Update

    On Saturday, May 7, the City held an informational open house to provide awareness of the status on the ongoing Sports Complex project. Read on...
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Gig Harbor Sports Complex Perspective View (Click on the image to zoom in)

Gig Harbor Sports Complex Perspective View

Since adopting the Master Plan in 2018, the City has taken numerous steps to move the Sports Complex forward from vision into reality.  The City Council has conducted a number of public meetings to take action on the next steps of the project. These include: