Blakely Harbor Park: building an environmental success

Blakely Harbor Park is rich in stories and lore.

Once the site of a traditional Suquamish winter village on its south shore, European settlement brought construction of Port Blakely town and its massive sawmill, when the bay was filled with tall ships and the roar of saws echoed across the water.

More recently slated for an intense […]

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Blakely Harbor Park jetty bridge installed

The new footbridge spanning Blakely Harbor Park’s historic jetties is now open.

The bridge completes the park’s loop trail, so you can easily reach the south jetty area and circumnavigate the whole park in a continuous stroll. Thanks to the Bainbridge Island Metro Park District, the project donors and Derek Kilmer’s team for helping make the […]

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Pickleball Courts groundbreaking at Battle Point Park

A little inclement weather couldn’t dampen spirits as the Park District hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking of the new pickleball courts and Founders Courts pavilion at Battle Point Park Sunday.

Guests of honor Gov. Jay Inslee, pickleball co-founder Barney McCallum (who invented the game with Joel Pritchard and Bill Bell), and more than 60 pickleball players feted […]

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Park District seeks input on comprehensive plan through June

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District would like your help updating its comprehensive plan for island parks and recreation. The plan outlines agency goals and is used to make program decisions and determine future capital projects. The Park District updates the plan every six years based in part on insights from park and […]


4th Annual Trillium Trail Run 10K/5K returns May 11

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – The area’s premier spring running event, the 4th Annual Trillium Trail Run, returns to Bainbridge Island Saturday, May 11.

Runners and walkers will enjoy a 10K/5K scenic wooded course from Battle Point Park, along the Forest to Sky Trail, and looping among the towering firs of the Grand Forest, in an event sponsored […]

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