Brief History

Like the rest of Gig Harbor, Rosedale was a rich logging community. In fact, Rosedale Street; as well as Peacock Hill Avenue and Stinson Avenue; were originally drag roads due to them being downhill. As a result, that made them ideal for dragging logs straight into the harbor.

It is also within minutes of Harbor Montessori, Discovery Elementary, Harbor Ridge Middle School, Gig Harbor High, and Henderson Bay Alternative High School.

Information Gathered from: Harbor History Museum


Community Vibe

Rosedale boasts lots of great places worth visiting. Most noteworthy place to visit is the Sehmel Homestead Park. It is a 76 acre park that includes a pond, wetlands, meadows, gardens, 4 miles worth of trails, and 22 acres of it is an active recreation area. The fun here is endless. There is a Boundless Playground, where children of all abilities can play. You can play soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and tennis. There is also an indoor pavilion that can be rented with a party room and meeting rooms. There are also outdoor covered areas by the playground. Or take a nice hike through trails at McCormick Forest Park. Don’t forget about your favorite four legged friend… The Rotary Bark Park is a great place for them to run around and play with other dogs.


Helpful Links

Rosedale Park

Rosedale Community Hall

Kopachuck State Park

Cutts Island Marine State Park

Sehmel Homestead Park

McCormick Forest Park

Rotary Bark Park

Gig Harbor Golf Club


Rosedale Area School Information

Searching within a 2 Mile Radius of 98335.

School NameCityGrade RangeRating
Goodman Middle School
Gig Harbor6-86
Harbor Heights Elementary School
Gig HarborPK-55
Lighthouse Christian School
Gig HarborK-8
Hosanna Christian School
Gig HarborPK-8
Artondale Elementary School
Gig HarborPK-57
Gig Harbor Academy
Gig HarborPK-5
Harbor Christian Schools
Gig HarborPK-12
Providence Christian School of Gig Harbor
Gig HarborK-5