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.
2013 to 2015
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.
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
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.
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.