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Gig Harbor's Welcome Plaza Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is June 1st 4pm

Gig Harbor, Wash. – May 30th, 2017 – Mayor Jill Guernsey and the City of Gig Harbor, are proud to present the grand opening of the Welcome Plaza at Jerisich Dock, a fully redesigned and rebuilt facility, located at Skansie Brothers Park, 3211 Harborview Drive, in downtown Gig Harbor. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 4pm on Thursday, June 1st.

This new facility includes a new building with two family restrooms with showers, two public restrooms, and other facilities to support the boating community that utilize Jerisich Dock. The roof of the building is an ADA accessible public viewing deck. This project also includes a new sewage lift station with increased storage volume and improved reliability to handle anticipated growth within the city. This project provides a new public plaza with seating and open space, which centers around Gig Harbor’s Fishermen’s Memorial.

“Because of terrific cooperation between the project team, the contractor, and the City’s Operations Division, the new Welcome Plaza and restrooms at Skansie Park will be open to the general public on time and under budget,” says Jeff Langhelm, Public Works Director at the City of Gig Harbor.

The design of the Welcome Plaza at Jerisich Dock has been a vision of the city staff and city council for close to two years. The sewage lift station has been outdated and in need of replacement since 2011. The construction was made possible through the City's Wastewater Capital Fund. More information about the Welcome Plaza can be found at

Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City