February 2024 eNews

PenMet Parks. Parks for All. Parks for Life.
  • This weekend: Teen Masquerade Ball
  • Flash Sale for the February 10 Family Sweetheart Dances
  • An Estate With an Environmental Impact Workshop, February 18
  • Financial Assistance for All Ages
  • Recreation Programs and Youth Sports Spotlight
  • Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Park Master Plan Update
  • Meeting Changes and Closure Reminders

February 10

2-4 PM, 4:30-6:30 PM, 7-9 PM

Ocean5, Gig Harbor

Our FLASH SALE is on now! Register now for our Family Sweetheart Dances on February 10 at Ocean5 in Gig Harbor.

For a limited time, tickets are just $15 per person. Join us for a heartwarming Valentine-themed celebration filled with music, dancing, crafts, and sweet treats. It is a GREAT event for families with children ages 12 and younger. Ages two and younger are FREE.

An Estate With an Environmental Impact

An Interactive Workshop Presented by the

Gig Harbor Land Conservation Fund

February 18, 4-6 PM

Volunteer Vern Pavilion at Sehmel Homestead Park Learn about ways that you can plan for a future gift to support environmental causes in the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula areas. Advisors from the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation will provide helpful estate planning information, and walk everyone through an exercise that will help you connect your passions of our natural environment with intention and action!  

We have recently updated some policies at PenMet Parks. The pricing policy includes priority registration for District residents and discounted program fees. Refunds now include an administrative processing fee.

PenMet Parks is committed to reducing financial barriers for fee-based programs. We provide financial assistance for all ages and activities for qualifying households. Financial assistance awards up to 75% off programs, up to $400 per person, per calendar year.

Youth baseball season is coming to PenMet Parks. As with our other sports programs, youth baseball leagues are for boys and girls from pre-K through eighth grade. This season, players will work to improve their skills and engage in teamwork on the field. So, get your gear ready and swing for the fences.

Registration opens February 7 at 9 AM for District residents and February 14 at 9 AM for non-residents.

Kid’s Night Out

February 3, 5-9 PM

February 24, 5-9 PM

Enjoy a night off and leave the kids to us! This program features a new theme each month and is filled with fun activities, dinner, and a movie. 

Teen Trivia Night

February 2, 7-9 PM

Grab your friends and join our Teen Advisory Committee as they host a teens only Trivia Night*! We will be using KAHOOT! to test your knowledge on pop culture and current events with prizes each round.

*Pre-registration is required

World Travel Opportunity:

Informational Presentation by Collette

February 28, 1:30 – 3 PM PenMet Parks is partnering with Collette, a travel/tours agency, to present an unforgettable travel experience. Come learn all about our 2025 Shades of Ireland tour and begin planning your journey to The Emerald Isle.

Developing a master plan for the Tacoma DeMolay Sandspit Park is among the highest priorities in PenMet Parks’ Capital Improvement Plan. It will guide improvements to public access at the park by addressing the existing structure, ADA accessibility upgrades, parking lot, and other site improvements. Four concepts have been developed for this project. Input received from the community during public forums has provided essential feedback to the project team. Visit our project website to see the timeline, design concepts, and other important documents.

New Location Beginning in February

Starting February 6, the Board of Commissioners will meet at the PenMet Parks Administration Building located at 2416 14th Ave NW in Gig Harbor. The Board of Commissioners’ regular business meetings are open to the public and typically held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 PM.

The PenMet Parks’ administration office will be closed in observance of Presidents Day, February 19