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.
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.
Clay babies are rare rock formations shaped like cloud animals, found among Fox Island’s pebbly shorelines. Here’s how to spot ’em!
It started with a question, as so many stories do, when one year ago I asked the internet what this little boarded-up building at Fox Island’s Bella Bella Beach was about.
Turns out, others also wondered. Because now the Mystery at the DeMolay Sandspit Part I is my #1 most popular post on the blog! Here’s the next chapter.
A joyful playground just 10 steps from the merchant tents, soft chewy cookies the size of your face, and a snazzy indoor market component are just some of the things that make the popular Puyallup Farmers’ Market extra family-friendly every Saturday from April to October at Pioneer Park.
And this is coming from someone who isn’t even a farmers’ market person!!
I know! I’m terrible! But, hear me out. Because this particular farmers market, with its chatty/helpful community vibe, is conjuring up a major change of heart for this Washington newbie.
Here are some things to do with kids in Gig Harbor Washington and beyond that have made it to Instagram but not the blog just yet. I cross-post these quick hits from time to time to remind myself to get movin’ on some new posts here (ha) and also to help get the info out faster! Enjoy!