The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation has awarded Community Grants totaling $16,000 to six park and recreation clubs and programs. 

Grants will support youth and adult recreation through Friends of Bainbridge High School Sailing Club, Bainbridge Island Water Polo Club, Bainbridge Island Swim Club, Boy Scouts Troop 1564, the Eagledale Park pottery studio, and the park stewardship program of Bainbridge Metro Parks.

The 2021 Community Grants program is supported by Puget Sound Energy. 

Grant awards include: BHS Sailing Club, $3,000 for a new C-420 sailboat for youth regattas; BI Water Polo Club, $3,000 for new conditioning equipment; Bainbridge Metro Parks stewards program, $3,000 for new tools for volunteer conservation and stewardship events; BI Swim Club, $2,775 for a new records board for the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center;  Boy Scouts Troop 1564, $2,775 for a new community chess table and benches at Battle Point Park; Eagledale Pottery Studio, $1,450 for a new pug mill for recycling and reusing pottery clay. 

“These programs enhance the experiences of so many park users,” said Mary Meier, Parks Foundation executive director. “The range of activities our Community Grants support really speaks to the rich connections we all enjoy through our parks and trails.” 

Since 1998, the Parks Foundation has awarded Community Grants totaling more than $852,000 supporting  youth and adult park and recreation programs on Bainbridge Island.