Current Projects

The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) is committed to creating, improving, and maintaining high-quality parks and park facilities. This is accomplished through the District’s Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) and the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CFP is part of the District’s long-range planning efforts reviewed every six years. The CIP is part of the District’s short-range planning efforts examined annually. The Capital Plans provide an opportunity to maintain, update, and identify capital projects and acquisitions. Through project planning, the District is able to schedule and identify options for financing in order to create a comprehensive and strategic plan for the future. Please see below for an outline of current projects.

For more information please email [email protected] or call 253-858-3400


Hale Pass Park and Arletta Schoolhouse Renovation Project

The renovation of the historic Arletta Schoolhouse began this spring. Project elements include a complete renovation of the restrooms, improvements to ADA accessibility, a new paved parking area, restoration of the original wood flooring, and replacing aged systems throughout the schoolhouse. The outdoor pavilion is also being improved. All work will preserve the historical integrity of the schoolhouse while increasing the usability and access to this valued community asset.

The Ballfield and tennis courts are open during construction

Project information:

Contractor: Grenlar Construction

Total construction cost: $998,000

Construction Schedule: Spring 2022 – Summer 2022

Front walkway demolition
Interior demolition

Mid-May 2022 Project Update:

  • The Project is 50% complete
  • The Roof is complete
  • Interior framing is complete
  • The electrical, mechanical, and plumbing task list is substantially complete
  • Earthwork and drainage improvements are underway
  • Sidewalks around the schoolhouse will be replaced and an ADA ramp on the south side of the schoolhouse will be installed
  • Finish work will commence end of May

Community Recreation Center Updates

The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) board of commissioners approve plans to develop a new state-of-the-art community recreation center on the Gig Harbor Peninsula.

Requests for bids on Phase I have now closed and the construction contract award is in process. This includes existing building renovation, septic improvements, and tee-box demolition. Phase I is anticipated to be completed in summer 2022.

Phase 2 is currently in final design and development. The request for bids will go out in the fall of 2022.

Want to Learn More?

We are excited to share information and news related to this project. Please check back soon for updates and stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to help shape the future of community recreation in Gig Harbor.

For questions or inquiries please contact:

Denis Ryan, Director of Park Services – [email protected]


Sehmel Homestead Park Turf Replacement


Demolition Project

PenMet Parks identified certain structures on various properties located at the addresses listed below as deteriorated to the extent they are no longer usable and beyond reasonable repair:

  • Light commercial outbuildings at Peninsula Gardens (5707 Wollochet Drive NW, Gig Harbor)
  • Single-family home at Peninsula Gardens (5503 Wollochet Drive NW, Gig Harbor)
  • Single-family home located at Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Nature Preserve (53 Bella Bella Drive, Fox Island)
  • Mobile home located at Narrows Beach Park (1602 Lucille Parkway NW, Gig Harbor)
  • Storage structures at Sunrise Beach (10015 Sunrise Beach Drive NW, Gig Harbor)

Requests for demolition bids have now closed and the construction contract award is in process. Work will be completed in the summer of 2022.


Rosedale Hall Improvements

Requests for Qualifications for Architectural/Engineering Services to evaluate the existing building for improvements close 5/24/2022.