Point Anderson Park in Kitsap County trades pokey pebble shores for the warm and fluffy sands of summer.
Last week, the kids and I stumbled on a lovelock bridge right here in Gig Harbor. We’d just gotten our wiggles out by running down the big grassy slope at Donkey Creek Park, then headed up to North Harborview Drive when the distinct glint of boxy brass and steel caught our eye. Sure enough, roughly 150 padlocks hung from the crisscross of cables between the guard rails of the 2013 city bridge over Donkey Creek.
With longer days, warmer weather, and hopefully an epic beach day or two, summer break in Gig Harbor returns with an enthusiastic nudge to gear up for a literary adventure and read, read, read.
The Pierce County Library Summer Reading Program is back, running now through Aug. 31.
Make Music Day Gig Harbor is back and has some new family-friendly fun just in time for the last day of school Wednesday, June 21!
The international event, popping up in cities worldwide for the summer solstice, invites the public to a day of free music and jam sessions. Locally, live music is planned from 1 to 9 p.m. at Uptown Gig Harbor, our favorite fancy shopping center at 4701 Point Fosdick Dr.
Now that Clara and Wyatt’s prime childhood sport-team-ready age is actually here, and I Google “youth sports near me,” there’s not one easy place to find the options.
But fear not, sports newbies!
For I have created the below go-to list to help navigate the various public, nonprofit, and independent youth sports leagues in and around Gig Harbor so looking how to get your kid involved locally will never feel like a chore again! (hopefully).
A tall tower slide, a friendship-making disc swing, and a stone monument that honors local WWII veterans make this park a fast fave.
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.