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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 […]

Park District seeks input on comprehensive plan through June2019-05-29T12:20:14-08:00

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 […]

4th Annual Trillium Trail Run 10K/5K returns May 112019-04-24T14:17:36-08:00

Help bring art and music to the new KidsUp!

KidsUp! The Next Generation of Play will be alive with sights and sounds, and you can help set the scene and call the tune.

Two new volunteer committees are being formed to help plan artworks and musical elements for the new playground at Battle Point Park. Parents and kids are encouraged to join and help shape […]

Help bring art and music to the new KidsUp!2019-05-06T11:29:59-08:00

‘Orcas’ are coming to Battle Point Park

Climbable whales are planned at new KidsUp! Playground, and you can help

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Orcas at Battle Point Park? We’re not just spoutin’ off!

Climbable orca whales are among the many fun features planned for KidsUp! The Next Generation of Play, the expansive new playground planned for Battle Point Park. Centerpiece […]

‘Orcas’ are coming to Battle Point Park2019-04-24T13:39:22-08:00

Setting a course for fun: Park renovation may include ferry boat play structure

As printed in the Bainbridge Review:

“Hard to believe, but true: Not too long in the future, you’ll be able to climb aboard a ferry in Battle Point.

Just for fun, of course.

As fundraising and planning for the renovation of the KidsUp! playground at Battle Point Park continues, the KidsUp! committee had been exploring a plan to […]

Setting a course for fun: Park renovation may include ferry boat play structure2019-04-03T14:56:39-08:00

New anchor-auger machine builds better boardwalks

Putting a boardwalk across a wetland or stream poses an environmental challenge: How do you anchor the structure without damaging the sensitive area you’re trying to protect in the first place?

A new helical-pier system being used by the Bainbridge Park District promises more boardwalks with much less impact. The equipment, by Missouri-based PierTech Systems, was […]

New anchor-auger machine builds better boardwalks2019-05-06T12:20:12-08:00

Generations of memories at Williams-Olson Park

FOR LYDIA WILLIAMS, THE PARK THAT BEARS HER FAMILY NAME is suffused with memories that span the generations: A first romantic picnic under the carport with her future husband, Carl Hitchcock Williams. Crossing the seasonal stream via land-bridge for sourdough waffles at “Grammy’s house.” The handed-down lore of great-grandfather John Olson, who it’s said would […]

Generations of memories at Williams-Olson Park2019-05-06T11:46:53-08:00