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Please click here for information regarding the
Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve on Fox Island


Click this link and check out this great video of Sehmel Homestead Park!












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PenMet Parks presently owns and/or manages approximately 585 acres on the Gig Harbor peninsula including Fox Island Fishing Pier, Hales Pass, Harbor Family Park, Kopachuck Heights, Madrona Links Golf Course, MaplewoodMcCormick Forest Park, Narrows Park, Peter's Pond, Rosedale Park, Sehmel Homestead Park, Sunrise Beach ParkWollochet Bay Estuary Park, and a portion of the Cushman Powerline Trail.

Other agencies also provide public park facilities in the area including the City of Gig Harbor and the State of Washington.  Please see the links for each agency for updated park information.

The following parks are categorized by type as defined by PenMet Parks (the City of Gig Harbor and Pierce County may define park type categories differently):

Community Parks
Community parks are typically larger than 5 acres in size and are generally defined as larger diverse recreation areas serving both formalized, active recreation needs and recreation uses benefiting not only the surrounding neighborhood, but the greater community at large.  Following are community parks: Crescent Creek/City Park; Harbor Family ParkSehmel Homestead Park.

Natural Area Parks
Natural park areas preserve the special natural and unspoiled character of a particular location.  These areas are typically important habitat conservation or environmentally sensitive areas.  Following are natural area parks: Adam Tallman Park; Crescent Creek/City Park; Crescent Lake Park; Donkey Creek Park; Grandview Forest Park; Kopachuck State Park & Cutts Island State Park; McCormick Forest Park; Narrows Park; Peter's Pond; Sehmel Homestead Park; Sunrise Beach Park; Wilkinson Farm; Wollochet Bay Estuary Park.

Neighborhood Parks
Neighborhood parks vary in size, depending upon a variety of factors such as location, need, opportunity, and available funding sources.  Typically neighborhood parks are readily accessible to nearby residents and are geographically positioned within safe walking and bicycle access.  Following are neighborhood parks: Hales Pass (Arletta); Rosedale Park.

Regional Parks
Regional parks are typically larger than 40 acres in size and are generally defined as large multi-use areas including woodland, wetland, and shoreline conservancies with some formalized, active recreation needs and recreation uses benefiting the community at large and the surrounding area.  Following are regional parks: Cushman Trail; Kopachuck/Cutts Island State Parks.

Waterfront Parks
Waterfront parks are uniquely valuable public resources.  By their very nature, waterfront parks serve a regional need for public access to water.  Following are waterfront parks: Crescent Creek/City Park; Crescent Lake Park; Fox Island Fishing Pier; Jerisich Dock & Skansie Brothers Park; Kopachuck State Park & Cutts Island State Park; Maplewood ParkNarrows Park; Sunrise Beach Park; Wollochet Bay Estuary Park.

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