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Distance socially, connect naturally in Bainbridge parks

On an afternoon when a brisk northerly drove the wind chill down into the 30s, five Bainbridge high schoolers made it look like summer on the Fay Bainbridge Park sand volleyball court.

While everyone else was bundled against the cold, the sun was out – so of course the hardy teens were practicing their digs, sets […]

Distance socially, connect naturally in Bainbridge parks2020-03-31T12:26:12-07:00

Planning the next generation of play at KidsUp!

EVEN BEFORE SHE FOUND A HOUSE ON BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Keri Russo found a playground.

For parents with a young boy in tow with excess energy to burn, the sprawling KidsUp! Playground at Battle Point Park was a must-go during any island visit, the perfect arena for a vigorous youthful romp.

“It was a huge draw,” Russo says, […]

Planning the next generation of play at KidsUp!2020-02-19T12:45:11-08:00

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 […]

Blakely Harbor Park: building an environmental success2020-01-17T16:09:55-08:00

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 […]

Blakely Harbor Park jetty bridge installed2020-01-10T09:48:40-08:00

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 […]

Pickleball Courts groundbreaking at Battle Point Park2020-01-10T09:50:30-08:00