News & Announcements

  • PenMet Parks Park Host Program Frequently Asked Questions
    The following frequently asked questions are intended to provide the public with informationabout the park host program. Please email if you have any questionsabout this information. Which PenMet Parks properties currently have park hosts? Currently, volunteer park hosts are at three PenMet Parks’ properties: Fox Island Fishing Pier, Peninsula Gardens, and the DeMolay Sandspit. […]
  • Fireworks Prohibited
    Please help to keep our parks safe this 4th of July. Firework possession, discharge, or cause to be discharged in or into any PenMet Parks’ park or property is strictly prohibited.
  • Heat Advisory & Summer Camp Update
    PenMet Parks is highly committed to the safety and well-being of program participants Summer Camps taking place Monday, June 28th, will end at noon due to excessive temperatures. (Except for Snapology Camps) For questions or more information, please contact: 253-858-3400 or email When outside temperatures are very high, the danger for heat-related illness rises. […]
  • PenMet Parks partners with Pierce County to offer “Kids Need to Play!” program
    The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) looks forward to the opportunity to partner with Pierce County on a new program called “Kids Need to Play!”. Pierce County was the recipient of federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and decided to allocate some of this funding to provide discounts for kids’ summer […]
  • Sunrise Beach Dr. NW repairs start May 3rd
    Pierce County will repair a section of the Sunrise Beach Dr. NW shoulder starting May 3. The 80-foot-long work area starts about 400 feet north of the Sunrise Beach Park entrance. The work will take about five days. Expect minor delays, drive slowly, and use caution in the area. Expect to see heavy equipment and […]

Media Releases

  • Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) Receives Bond Rating Upgrade Rated AA with Low Interest Rate
    S&P Global recently upgraded Peninsula Metropolitan Park District’s (PenMet Parks’) credit rating from “AA-” to “AA”. The rating upgrade helped to secure a favorable interest rate for the $16 million Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds that will fund a portion of the costs for the initial phase of the future Community Recreation Center. The project […]
  • Peninsula Metropolitan Park District names permanent Executive Director Ally Bujacich to take the helm of the maturing park district
    GIG HARBOR, WA – March 22, 2021 – The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) Board of Commissioners has selected Ally Bujacich as their new Executive Director. Please join them in welcoming Ms. Bujacich into the PenMet Parks family. Bujacich is a local, long-time resident who is intimately familiar with Gig Harbor and the Peninsula […]
  • PenMet Parks Seeks Community Input
    PenMet Parks moves to the next phase of building Community Recreation Center Recognizing the need for both indoor and outdoor passive and active recreation, plans are underway to build a regional sports and recreation complex in the Greater Gig Harbor community following approval of initial funding by the PenMet Parks’ Board of Directors. As of […]
  • PenMet Parks Braces for Budget Impacts
    PenMet Parks tightens budget but ready to spring into action Following the issuance of Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay home, stay healthy” order, PenMet Parks had to make some quick adjustments to the ways parks and recreation opportunities are provided to the community. Following best practices provided by leading local and state authorities, PenMet Parks adjusted […]
  • PenMet Parks Finalizes Purchase of Performance Golf Center
    PENMET PARKS FINALIZES PURCHASE OF PERFORMANCE GOLF CENTER PROPERTY The Pierce County Hearing Examiner has granted a conditional use permit approval and site plan review approval to allow the establishment of a Community Recreation Center on the 17.16-acre site located at 2416 14th Ave, Gig Harbor, WA 98335. This conditional use permit approval provides PenMet […]