Through our Community Grants program, the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation funds projects to improve and enhance parks, trails and recreational opportunities on Bainbridge Island. By supporting community-led initiatives, the Parks Foundation focuses its impact in a way that best reflects community priorities. Grants help to fund capital projects that align with the Parks Foundation mission. Grant applications are made and awarded in the fall.
The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation exists so that Islanders may work together to improve our parks and trails; our Community Grants are one of our programs that makes this possible.
GOALS OF THE COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM:
- To improve Bainbridge Island parks and trails in ways that reflect community priorities.
- To inspire partnerships that provide stewardship for our parks and trails.
- To help define community goals that enhance recreation on Bainbridge Island.
The Parks Foundation is happy to announce the projects receiving 2016 Community Grants:
- A new vault system for gymnastics program at the Battle Point Park Transmitter Building
- New drinking fountains to be installed at the Aquatics Center
- An inflatable movie screen for use for the Movies In The Park series
- A covered practice facility at the Rotary Park Ballfields
- Funds to help to restore the Ford Ward Bakery Building for use as a Community Hall
Past projects include:
Support for two boardwalks at Fay Bainbridge Park
Funding for Owen’s Playground
Senior center supplies for the StoryShare project
New uneven bars for the Park District Gymnastics Program
Native plants for the Student Conservation Corps restoration projects
Funding for the new Schel Chelb Playground
Support for a new kiln at the Pottery Center at Eagledale Park
A sailboat for the High School and Park District Sailing Programs
New lane lines and an ADA hydraulic lift for the Aquatic Center
Materials for constructing a trail across public farmland
Sculling oars for Bainbridge Island Rowing Programs
Timing system for the Bainbridge Island Swim Club, also used by High School & masters teams
Soccer goal posts
Support for archeological work at the Yama site in Blakely Harbor Park