Building a legacy of parks, open space, and recreational opportunities


The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation (BIPF) is a tax exempt organization committed to the enhancement of the Island’s parks and  recreational facilities and to expand opportunities for all to participate in recreational, athletic and cultural programs. The BIPF is funded by private donors, grant sources and contributions to the ‘One Call For All Campaign’.

Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation, under the guidance and leadership of former B.I. Parks Director, Chuck Field, was formed at a grass roots level and elected its first volunteer Board of Directors into office on, June 5th, 1997 with a mission to enhance the recreational and cultural aspects of our island parks and its facilities.Upon incorporation with the State of Washington as a non for profit organization, it partnered with the local agency One Call for All and awarded it’s first grants to local groups in 1998. The Foundation continues to award grants each year to organizations whose projects are consistent with its mission.