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The project is 30+ acres centered around the YMCA in the Gig Harbor North area. The complex will feature six multisport, lighted, synthetic turf fields with amenities to include lighted walking trails, play areas, six pickleball courts, a bocce ball court, a performance stage, concessions/restroom facilities, wetlands, and associated parking. These features and associated designs were based on a robust public process, including dozens of public meetings, open house events and community engagement opportunities. Over the past decade, our community expressed a clear desire for multisport, lighted, synthetic turf fields far exceeding any other park features.


1947 to 2023

City of Gig Harbor constructed two fields (City Park at Crescent Creek & KLM Veterans Memorial Park) and eliminated to fields (former Harbor Heights Elem. to develop Civic Center) Net effect of no fields over 75 years.


City of Gig Harbor acquires 7-acres at no cost for a Gig Harbor North Park

2013 to 2015

Community visioning for the 7-acre Gig Harbor North Park site resulted in identifying lighted, synthetic turf fields as the primary need.


City of Gig Harbor acquired Gig Harbor Little League fields (9 acres) for inclusion in the Gig Harbor Sports Complex and conversion to lighted, multisport, synthetic turf fields.


City of Gig Harbor acquired 11.5 acres north of the YMCA for Gig Harbor Sports Complex (GHSC) lighted, synthetic turf fields. The site had been approved for construction of six office buildings with nearly 200 parking stalls.


Gig Harbor City Council Resolution # 1123 adopted the Gig Harbor Sports Complex Master Plan after a robust public process with many community meetings.


Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board (RCO) ranks the Gig Harbor Sports Complex fields the 2nd Youth Athletic Field project statewide.

2018 to 2021

Gig Harbor Peninsula Youth Sports Coalition

Over 15 public meetings and open house events about the GHSC and potential YMCA lease took place.


City of Gig Harbor agrees with 99-year lease with YMCA to design, construct, manager and maintained two lighted synthetic turf fields, referred to as Phase 1A. YMCA must raise over $7m can construct by December 2024.


City of Gig Harbor committed to constructing (in 2023) GHSC Phase 1B, which includes six pickleball courts, a bocce ball court, a playground, a stage, and an event lawn. The cost for Phase 1B is over $5,000,000.


GHSC Phase 1A Rendering

The YMCA begins fundraising to pay 100% of the design and construction costs of Phase 1A, to include two lighted, synthetic turf fields. For more information on Phase 1A of the Sports Complex and to make a donation, please visit the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties.

Gig Harbor Youth Sports Coalition


Gig Harbor North Park Visioning Report

Gig Harbor Sports Complex Property Ownership Map (2017)

Approved Plans for a 6-building development with over 270 parking stalls that was to be built if the City of Gig Harbor had not bought the 11.5 acres north of YMCA.

Gig Harbor City Council Resolution #1123 adopting the Gig Harbor Sports Complex Master Plan (2018)

Gig Harbor Sports Complex Approved Design

Gig Harbor Sport Complex Conceptual Design Rendering, highlighting Phases 1A & 1B

YMCA Phase 1A Lease Agreement

GHSC Phase 1A Rendering

GHSC Phase 1B Rendering

GHSC Phase 2 Rendering

GHSC Phase 3 Rendering

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