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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 parks2020-03-19T11:28:15-07:00

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

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 June2020-01-10T09:47:49-08:00

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 112019-04-24T14:17:36-07:00

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!2019-05-06T11:29:59-07:00

‘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 Park2019-04-24T13:39:22-07:00

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 structure2019-04-03T14:56:39-07:00
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