GHKCRT is leading the fundraising effort to build the paddlers dock in order to promote this unique local paddling resource and to ensure it remains available for all to enjoy. To make long-term maintenance viable for the city, which will own the dock, the team has committed to renting half of the boat storage space for its teams and camps.
This project is another example of the City of Gig Harbor’s commitment to partnering with local nonprofits to build community assets and to meet the expressed needs of the community. Similar partnerships include the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Maritime Pier, Harbor Wildwatch, the Skansie Netshed Foundation, the Gig Harbor BoatShop, and the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance.
The floating dock and other amenities will create an appropriate place to launch human-powered watercraft, learn the sport of paddling, and foster the continuing growth of the local paddling community. So whether someone is looking to compete at the highest levels or simply learn how to become a competent paddler, the team is committed to working with the city to deliver what the community asked for during the initial planning and visioning meetings for the park.
GHKCRT also understands the various issues and needs important to paddlers, making it the most appropriate group to lead the fundraising efforts to complete the dock, which is the final piece of this waterfront park project.