Sehmel Homestead Park Turf Replacement

The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks or District) is soliciting qualifications from a design firm to provide design, permitting, and construction administration for the replacement of the synthetic turf on the multipurpose (soccer/football) field at Sehmel Homestead Park (SHP) at 10123 – 78th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.

The synthetic turf was installed 2009 and is approaching the end of its life expectancy. The field is used year-round by youth, adult, and interscholastic groups for football, soccer, and lacrosse, and is also relied upon by the community for recreation and open space. Coordinating the design schedule to minimize disruption to field use is essential for this project.

Click Here to View Request for Qualifications.

Click Here to View Sehmel Homestead Park Turf Replacement Package

Hale Pass Project Update

Upgrades and renovations on the Arletta Schoolhouse are planned at Hale Pass Park to include: addressing ADA access for the building and restrooms, ingress and egress, well replacement, upgrades to plumbing and electrical systems, and building structural improvements. Plans also include revising the building layout with kitchen and restrooms receiving significant upgrades.

Removal and replacement of the school building roof has been completed including: Replacement of vents with ridge vent and low-profile vents and removal the chimney.

Driftmier Architects have performed site visits and assessment work. The assessment documents are available below.

Following several reviews of the assessment, PenMet staff has worked with Driftmier Architects to develop a renovation plan, including schematic design drawings and a cost estimate.

The entire park covers over 4 acres, including a ball field, picnic shelter, tennis courts, forest land, and the Arletta Schoolhouse.

Arletta Schoolhouse Plan Set 201028
Hale Pass Renovation Update 200326
HP Schematic Design (Before-After)
HP Facility Assessment Draft 200316
Hales Pass Renovation RFQ Pre-Submittal Mtg
Hales Pass Renovation RFQ Q&A
Project Scope RFQ-PA

Design for the future Community Recreation Center is underway.

Design for the future Community Recreation Center is underway. The planned facility is located at 2416 14th Avenue NW, at the former Performance Golf Center site. The approximately 64,000 square foot CRC will provide indoor recreation opportunities such as a turf field, multi-purpose courts, and a walk/jog track, along with community spaces and the District administrative offices. Outdoors, the Cushman trail will be extended through the site, which features an activity lawn. The design will accommodate potential future expansion.

The design team, led by BLRB Architects and Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS), began work on the Feasibility, Concept Design, and Proforma report in the summer of 2020. The public was engaged throughout the process, which included a series of open meetings and a Steering Committee comprised of community members. The study includes an operational analysis and business planning proforma of expenses and revenue potential. Click here to access the Feasibility, Concept Design, and Proforma report.

The schematic design began at the end of 2020. The community provided feedback on building siting options during a community meeting held on January 21, 201 – click here to view the presentation.

The community provided feedback on updated siting options and building massing/characteristic options during a community meeting held on March 4, 2021 – click here to view the presentation.

Check back often for project updates and for more details about upcoming community meetings. Your feedback and comments are welcome at any time. You can share your thoughts or ask questions by emailing info@PenMetParks.org.

PenMet Parks Finalizes Community Recreation Center Feasibility, Concept Design, and Proforma Report

On January 5, 2021, PenMet Parks Board of Commissioners accepted the final Feasibility, Concept Design, and Proforma Report (36 Mb PDF) for PenMet Parks future Community Recreation Center. This project’s vision is to create an inclusive facility that supports the well-being of the whole community; a place where memorable experiences will be created.

The PenMet Parks Board of Commissioners reviewed the preliminary draft of the Feasibility, Concept Design, and Proforma Report during a public meeting on December 1, 2020. This report also includes site options for the future Community Recreation Center.

The design team – led by BLRB Architects and Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS), began the study in the summer of 2020. The public was engaged throughout the process, which included a series of open meetings and a Steering Committee comprised of community members. The study includes an operational analysis and business planning proforma of expenses and revenue potential. This planning is based on educated financial assumptions and projections through detailed market analysis and evaluation of PenMet goals. The proforma provides insight and performance information that reflects how PenMet expects to operate the facility from a financial perspective.

This study’s outcome is that there is a high level of confidence that PenMet can support a new community recreation center with the program outlined in this report. Based on the $22 million construction budget, the report recommends building an initial phase of the Community Recreation Center at around 64,000 square feet.

Public comment is welcome. After reviewing the report, you can share your thoughts or ask questions by emailing info@PenMetParks.org.

Next steps:

Project Documents:

Feasibility and Concept Design (36 Mb PDF)
Site Options
Final (inclusive of 1 & 2) Addendum #3
RFQ Questions and Answers

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PenMet Parks drafting Community Recreation Center Feasibility, Concept Design, and Proforma Report

PenMet Parks is reviewing a preliminary draft of the Feasibility, Concept Design, and Proforma Report (10 Mb PDF). This report, prepared by the design team with significant community input, studied various space types and layouts and contains a recommended program and staffing mix within the project budget, is financially sustainable, and can be expanded in phases.

The PenMet Parks Board of Commissioners reviewed the preliminary draft during a public meeting on December 1, 2020. The design team – led by BLRB Architects and Barker Rinker Seacat (BRS) – plans to incorporate feedback from that meeting into an updated draft that will be reviewed during a public Park Board study session at 4 pm on December 15.

The study began in the summer of 2020. The design team worked closely with the PenMet Board, PenMet staff, community stakeholders on the project Steering Committee, and members of the public. Conducting the project in this manner allows for the development of a facility that directly reflects the indoor recreation programming needs of the PenMet community.

During the program study, there were four steering committee meetings, along with two public meetings to gain insight into the PenMet community’s wants and needs. These meetings were conducted in a virtual environment due to COVID-19. Although this added a challenge to the process, it also spurred opportunities to hear more voices through interactive presentations and activities. These efforts will continue throughout the project so that PenMet ensures the center continues to accurately reflect the community’s needs inside and out.

The study includes an operational analysis and business planning proforma of expenses and revenue potential. This planning is based on educated financial assumptions and projections through detailed market analysis and evaluation of PenMet goals. The proforma, which is currently in development, provides insight and performance information that reflects how PenMet expects to operate the facility from a financial perspective.

The outcome of this study is that there is a high level of confidence that PenMet can support a new community recreation center with the program outlined in this report. Based on the $22 million construction budget, the report recommends building an initial phase of the Community Recreation Center at around 66,400 square feet.

Public comment is welcome. After reviewing the 63-page report, you can share your thoughts or ask questions by emailing info@PenMetParks.org.

Next steps:

  • 4 pm, December 15, 2020: Board of Park Commissioners discussion of the second draft
  • 6 pm, January 5, 2021: Board of Park Commissioners is scheduled to vote to approve the final report and proceed to the schematic design phase

Project Documents:

Feasibility and Concept Design
Final (inclusive of 1 & 2) Addendum #3
RFQ Questions and Answers

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Community Recreation Center: A Promising Future

Community Recreation Center phasing plan

Peninsula Metropolitan Park District seeks proposals from fundraising consultants interested in working with our organization to assess the philanthropic community’s interest in supporting a capital campaign; and develop a capital campaign centered around our future community recreation facility (CRC) at 2416 14th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, a former golf driving range (~17 acres).

View/download the Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

Background and Overview

coming soon…

Budget

The budget for the project is anticipated as $xxx,xxx