Announcing Community Feasibility Studies for a Public Senior Space and for a Public Aquatic Space

PenMet Parks is studying the feasibility of developing and operating a dedicated space for seniors and an aquatics facility for the community. Feasibility studies are a necessary first step in planning public facilities in order to inform the community regarding demand, interests, design options, and estimates of cost.  This study will be conducted through an open public process with community leaders to advise professional consultants.

Please visit the project webpage and look for the opportunities to participate in the feasibility studies:

Click here for the Community Aquatic Center Feasibility Study.

Click here for the Dedicated Space for Seniors Feasibility Study.

Request for Proposal: Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan Update No. 2022.02

Proposal Information

RFP No. 2022.02, as officially posted in full at:
Proposal Name: Comprehensive Park, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan Update
Date Issued: November 18, 2022
Contact Person: Denis Ryan, Director of Park Operations
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: (253) 858-3400

Deadline for Your Questions: Noon on Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Our Response to Questions: No later than noon on Friday, December 2, 2022 (no questions were received, Therefore there is no amendment or addendum to the RFP)
Proposals Accepted Until: Noon on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 (in hand hard copy)
Finalists Notice: Friday, December 16, 2022 (goal)
Interviews: December 19, 2022, by Zoom (goal)

Project Description:
The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants
to complete an update to PenMet Parks’ Comprehensive Park, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan,
last updated in February 2018.

PenMet Parks is seeking a PROS Plan update to primarily address parks and recreation needs and
opportunities with well-positioned long-range comprehensive goals, policies, strategies, and
implementation measures. The update will establish original levels of services for PenMet, both
existing and proposed, through an open participatory public process.

The updated PROS plan will advance PenMet Parks’ new strategic plan (expected to be adopted in Winter
2022-2023) into a long-range planning horizon, particularly for capital facilities that address PenMet Parks’
needs. The adopted strategic plan will be foundational to this PROS update, given its primary position in
steering PenMet’s policy development and operational decision-making, including annual strategic goals
and objectives. Additionally, the updated PROS plan will incorporate PenMet Parks’ current Recreation
Services Assessment and the findings of the on-going feasibility studies for a dedicated public senior space
and of a dedicated public community aquatic space in the community. The end-result will incorporate
PenMet Parks’ plans into one comprehensive PROS Plan.

RFP submittal instructions:
It is the obligation and responsibility of interested consultants to learn of the expectations, selection
criteria, addendums, and official notices issued by PenMet Parks relative to this RFP at: All submittal response materials must be received in
hard-copy version by the deadline, in the PenMet Parks Offices, located at 5717 Wollochet Drive NW #3,
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335, during business hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 – 5:00 pm.
• For in person delivery coordination, the reception desk is (253) 858-3400.
• The mailing address is: PenMet Parks, P.O. Box 425, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Introducing the PenMet Parks Community Park Request App

PenMet Parks is pleased to introduce a new way to communicate maintenance needs using the community park maintenance request system. You are now able to simply and seamlessly submit and track park maintenance requests from your computer or mobile device.

With the community park maintenance request system you can:

  • Identify locations and submit photos to communicate park maintenance requests and issues.
  • Conveniently check or track the status using your computer or mobile device.
  • Be notified each time the status changes until the request is closed.

To access the community park maintenance request system:

This new tool will enhance the response time to maintenance needs and improve the community experience through consistent and transparent communication.

Create an account

Community Park Maintenance Request System FAQs

Learn more: Registering and Logging In

Learn more: Submitting and Viewing a Maintenance Request

Request for Proposals: Community Aquatics Center and Dedicated Senior Space Feasibility Studies RFP No. 2022.001 (Addendum #1 included)

Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) is soliciting interest and proposals from a firm (Consultant) with expertise in aquatic facilities, senior centers, planning, estimating, and feasibility studies to perform feasibility studies to evaluate an aquatics facility and a dedicated space for seniors at one known PenMet Parks owned property (5507 Wollochet Drive) and up to two additional properties to be identified during the feasibility study. PenMet Parks reserves the right to amend the terms of this Request for Proposals, to circulate various addenda, or to withdraw the RFP at any time, regardless of how much time and effort consultant have spent on their responses.

Submittal Date & Time:
Submittals must be received by 2 p.m., PST, on July 21, 2022
Contact Person:
Denis Ryan, Director of Parks Services
(253) 649-5254 – [email protected]