Welcome to Key Pen Parks
Board of commissioners meetings are the second Monday of every month. The public is always encouraged to attend.
Regular meeting - October 10, 2016
7:30 pm in the park office at Volunteer Park
What's coming up?
All Hallows Eve Celebration is a fun time with a haunted hay ride, flashlight treat hunt, s'mores making, carved pumpkin and costume contests, and much more from 6 to 8 pm on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Volunteer Park.
Tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all your holiday wishes at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Key Center Fire Station. There will be three seating times: 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 am. Tickets are $5 per person and go on sale in November. (Tickets at the door are $10.) Crafts, yummy food made by local firefighters, and time with Santa!
News & Highlights
Free log butt ends
The public is welcome to leftover log butts at Key Central Forest from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 8, only. This scrap wood is leftover from a recent timber clearing and can be used as firewood.
There is a limit of two trips and wood is first come, first served. Permit will be issued on side ... or contact Key Pen Parks. Key Central Forest is located at 10527 Wright Bliss Road KPN, Gig Harbor, WA 98329.
Information on tree removal at Gateway Park property
You may notice the familiar trees along SR 302 in front of the Gateway Park property are being removed today. Key Pen Parks is required to remove the trees as part of the permitting process by Tacoma Public Utilities, which actually owns the strip of land between the property fence and the road. We plan to plant three trees for every one taken down - the right trees in the appropriate location.
More information on the trees and the Gateway Park project can be found in this KP News September article:http://bit.ly/2ce3azJ.
What to do if the Volunteer Park gates are closed
The gate to Volunteer Park may be closed during park operating hours (dawn to dusk) due to the ongoing field lighting installation project. If you have planned a visit to Volunteer Park and find the gates closed during operating hours, please feel free to park outside the gate and walk in and use the park. Staff members open the gates on weekdays. On the weekends, we have volunteers to open and close the gates daily at times that their personal schedules allow.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call the park office M-F, 8 am to 4:30 pm, at 253-884-9240.
Take the Fourth of July Social Survey
Did you attend the second annual Fourth of July Community Hot Dog Social at the new Gateway Park? If so, we'd love your feedback and ideas on your experience at the event and how you'd like to see this event grow in the future! Click the image below to be taken to the online survey!