Austin Estuary Park

Austin Estuary Park
Honoring Project Capture

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The HONORING PROJECT is a CALL FOR ARTISTS to create public art in GIG HARBOR. The artwork will serve to educate and encourage residents and visitors to learn more about Gig Harbor's early Native American culture recognized today as the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Design, construct and place outdoor artwork at Austin Estuary Park in Gig Harbor.


BUDGET: $150,000.00**


PROPOSAL DUE DATE: MARCH 15, 2019

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INSTALLATION OBJECTIVE: MARCH 2020


ELIGIBILITY

This Project is open to all practicing, Native American professional artists 18 years or older.


**NOTE: The budget for this project includes Gig Harbor permitting fees and installation expenses.



Park Features

  • picnic table
  • human-powered watercraft landing
  • street parking
  • load-unload stall for kayaks
  • no restrooms
  • trail extends under bridge to connect with Donkey Creek Park

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.