Gig Harborites love the natural surroundings in which they live, and Gig Harbor Now staff members keep them apprised of opportunities to enjoy and preserve their forests, waters and creatures.

PenMet Parks approves steering committees for aquatics, senior center studies

Feb 08, 2023 | By:

The 16-person committees will provide public input to a consultant conducting feasibility studies on aquatics and senior centers.

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Rotary transforming Wollochet onramp area from field to forest

Feb 02, 2023 | By:

Club members and helpers will plant trees and shrubs Saturday in a 3-acre field circled by the Wollochet Drive onramp to westbound Highway 16.

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Kids’ Gig playground charms with nods to local landmarks

Jan 27, 2023 | By:

After two decades of play, faded paint and missing parts, much of The Kids’ Gig local history is lost to Gig Harbor newcomers like us. Until now.

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Council approves repayment plan for delinquent water and sewer customers

Jan 25, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor residents who are behind on their water or sewer bills now have options for paying the overdue bills and interest penalties. The Gig Harbor City Council approved a Deferred COVID-19 Payment Program at a meeting Monday, Jan. 23. The city suspended collection of delinquent bills and interest charges in March 2020, at the

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King tides not expected to bring widespread flooding

Jan 19, 2023 | By:

The extreme low atmospheric pressure that combined with last month’s high tides to push seawater onto shore won’t likely be present this time around.

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Penrose Point State Park closed until mid-May

Jan 18, 2023 | By:

The popular destination 21 miles from Gig Harbor is getting a new sewage system.

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Get to know Crescent Creek Park

Jan 12, 2023 | By:

Hey, guys! The new year is officially upon us and I’m excited to be writing my very first column in Gig Harbor Now, sharing all the local places to take kids in 2023. But, before we move forward, let’s take a quick look back. Way back. All the way to 1915 – when the site of Gig Harbor’s present-day Crescent Creek Park first took shape.

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Harbor Happenings: City celebrates North Creek property purchase

Jan 11, 2023 | By:

This week’s calendar has plenty of opportunities to enjoy music, movies and even a dedication ceremony at Gig Harbor’s newest “park.” The city of Gig Harbor will host an “un-groundbreaking” ceremony at the North Creek Salmon Heritage Site near Donkey Creek Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The ceremony celebrates acquisition of 5.15 acres

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Tacoma Narrows Airport to cut down trees, as required by FAA

Dec 20, 2022 | By:

During a public comment period, the main concerns voiced were about the removal of trees that are obstacles to navigation.

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New city parks manager has long experience in local government

Dec 14, 2022 | By:

Jennifer Haro was in Ireland to attend a friend’s wedding when she received an email indicating that the city of Gig Harbor wanted to interview her to be its new parks manager. After that slightly delayed interview, the city hired Haro as its new parks manager in early November. She replaces Matthew Keough, who took

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