A tall tower slide, a friendship-making disc swing, and a stone monument that honors local WWII veterans make this park a fast fave.
Here’s a quick #momtruth to say that for a short time during the pandemic when no one was going anywhere (but I blog about going places), I dabbled in some home DIY content.
And … it didn’t quite turn out.
When I think of the best Gig Harbor playgrounds near me, Sehmel Homestead Park is easily the region’s premiere recreational centerpiece in size, amenities, and inclusive play structure elements.
This family-friendly bit of nature is open to the public from dawn to dusk and quickly immerses visitors into a world of leafy forest fauna, a criss-cross of fallen tree trunks on the sidelines, and at least one manmade stick fort.
This story was published in the Feb. 9, 2023 installment of our new Gig Harbor Now news column. The topic, crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, was originally published here on the blog in 2022, and then updated for the paper last week.
NOTE: This story was originally published in the Jan. 27, 2023 edition of online news organization Gig Harbor Now for my new bi-weekly Column!
Read on to discover all the fun secrets built into this hidden gem of a playground in Gig Harbor.
I’m happy to report that my very first Washington newspaper column is on the cover of Gig Harbor Now today. In fact, my blog posts will regularly appear in this hyperlocal news site as we officially launch a Two In Tow column twice a month to tell stories about places to take kids in and around Gig Harbor.
My @two.n.tow account on IG was recently named one of The 10 Seattle-Area Instagram Accounts to Follow by ParentMap, a regional magazine for Puget Sound parents and families.
Between virtual Selfies with Santa to NORAD’s age-old Santa Tracker, read on for a few fun sites that offer kiddo holiday home fun in 2022.
Crescent Creek Park stands out as one of Gig Harbor’s coolest parks for its fenced-in tot lot, unique site history and hippy-era art climbing sculpture.