2012 – Gig Harbor City Council authorizes the purchase of undeveloped waterfront properties for the purpose of turning the space into a public park.
2013 – The city completes the public outreach and visioning process to determine the community’s wishes for the park. A paddlers dock and easier waterfront access are identified as top priorities.
2017 – Construction at the park begins.
2018 – The Community Paddlers Dock coalition, operating under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit oversight of the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Race Team (GHCKRT), is formed to help the city complete the human-powered watercraft portion of the project. The coalition, using funding from a loan, starts the EPA permitting process while the city completes the boat storage house and other features.
2019 – The Ancich Park Boathouse, viewing platform, and Ancich Netshed are completed
2020 – Following the City of Gig Harbor’s decision to complete the project at the January council meeting, the Community Paddlers Dock coalition begins raising funds to build a specially designed floating paddlers dock that is accessible to all with the goal of raising the funds and completing the project within the fall of 2020.