Austin Park at txʷaalqəł Estuary

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Park Features

  • picnic table
  • human-powered watercraft landing
  • street parking
  • load-unload stall for kayaks
  • trail extends under bridge to connect with Donkey Creek Park
  • "Our Fisherman, Our Guardian" statue honoring the indigenous people of our area (for more information about the statue and the history behind the details, read the Gig Harbor NOW article HERE)

Located at 4009 Harborview Drive, this special waterfront park consists of 1.38 acres of developed uplands and 7.07 acres of open space tidelands. The natural area park provides shoreline access to the estuary and a gravel trail extends under the bridge next to the Harbor History Museum and connects to Donkey Creek Park.

​​​The Austin Mill, once an important economic engine in Gig Harbor, was once located in this area. In 2006 the City acquired this site through Pierce County Conservation Funds.