Our Mission: Enhancing community by supporting a thriving system of parks, trails and open space
The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation (BIPF) is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization committed to the enhancement of the Island’s parks and recreational facilities and to expand opportunities for all to participate in recreational activities. The Parks Foundation is funded by private donors, grant sources and contributions to the ‘One Call For All Campaign’.
Our Vision Statement: Bainbridge Island will be a place of great parks, exceptional trails, vibrant green spaces and excellent recreational opportunities that connect our community.
THE HIDDEN COVE DOCK NEEDS YOU!
DONATE TODAY for a replacement dock!
WHY is this Dock a community asset?
- Only 4% of BI shoreline is available for public use.
- This is the only public dock on the north half of the Island, one of only 3 Island-wide.
- A safe and accessible new dock design will be better for all.
- lt's located in a sun-warmed inner Port Madison harbor -- warmer water for swimming.
- Only public Island dock with a public float suitable for launching kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.
The Park District is being awarded a Washington State Grant for $300,000 and your donation will go to $100,000 support for their required match for a safe, accessible place to swim and hand-carry boat launch.
Most island residents live away from the shoreline, but we all live on an island and appreciate the opportunity for water access and fun.
Love your BI Parks…make a splash by contributing to a replacement dock at Hidden Cove Park!
The Foundation is currently expanding capacity to increase our commitment to improving Bainbridge Island trails and parks through project-based support. The BIPF continues to provide fiscal-sponsorship with groups whose projects align with BIPF goals, and awards community grants for capital expenses each year to organizations whose projects are consistent with our mission. The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation was formed at a grass roots level under the guidance and leadership of former BI Parks Director, Chuck Field, and elected the first volunteer Board of Directors into office on June 5th, 1997. Upon incorporation with the State of Washington as a Not-for-profit organization, it partnered with the local agency One Call for All and awarded the first community grants to local groups in 1998.
New website under construction…please visit again soon to learn more about the Bainbridge Island Park Foundation and how you can make a difference supporting our wonderful parks, trails and public spaces!