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FRIENDS OF HARBOR HILL SANCTUARY

Located in north Gig Harbor, the Harbor Hill residential area is comprised of apartments, townhomes, single family homes and the Heron’s Key (HK) senior living community. Within Harbor Hills HK community are two detention-settlement ponds created when the area was developed. These ponds collect and temporarily detains and filters stormwater runoff from the HK campus and surrounding single family and apartment residential neighborhoods.

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The 15-acre Harbor Hill Environmental Sanctuary area is the perfect place for people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, learn about restoration of the site, area wildlife, and healthy functioning ecosystems – to interact and connect with the natural world around them.

Original construction of the pond has provided pedestrian access to the graveled trail surrounding the pond.  And it also connects to a trail system throughout the adjacent wetlands area owned by the city of Gig Harbor Parks making it critical to provide ADA-accessible pathways to help navigate the beautiful terrain. Providing an ADA Surface Walkway to surround the pond will help attract and encourage older adults to utilize and interact in the wilderness space in a much safer manner. 

 

Designed with the principles of universal access in mind, our proposal to install an ADA Surface Walkway will help increase accessibility and a much more enjoyable space for all people - to be enjoyed for years to come. 

Interested in learning more or getting involved? Contact us: fhhes@gigharborfoundation.org