Project Description

Join the Parks Foundations Stewards Circle

The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation invites you to join our Stewards Circle by making a sustained pledge of support to the Parks Foundation, investing in Bainbridge parks, trails and recreation with an annual donation of $600 or more for three years. With your support, the Parks Foundation will continue to advance community priorities for park improvements, new trails, and stewardship of our cherished parks and public opens spaces.

New members: Join the Stewards Circle today with your first annual gift through the button at right.

Current members: You can make your annual payment or renew your Stewards Circle membership through the button as well.

NEW! Parks Foundation’s Trails Fund

The Parks Foundation is pleased to announce its new Trails Fund, dedicated to expanding the island’s growing trail network.

Bainbridge Island’s public trails network now offers some 39 miles of trails for hiking, biking and walking, and new trails are being added each year. As infill development continues across the island, the process of developing new trails, and connecting existing trails with one another, becomes more challenging and expensive. The Trails Fund is a restricted account dedicated to trails development, funding the “hidden” costs – legal fees, surveys, title searches, permits, staff time, and the purchase cost of trail easements – incurred in the lead-up to trail construction.

The Trails Fund has been seeded with a generous $50,000 donation from anonymous donors. We hope to triple this fund to support development of another 10 miles of island trails over the next five years. 

Do you love trails? Do you walk, run, or exercise your dog by hitting the trails in your neighborhood or on longer excursions? Do you like to be in touch with the natural beauty of our Island? Support the Parks Foundation’s new Trails Fund and help us plan, build and support an exceptional public trail system.

KidsUp! The Next Generation of Play

The new KidsUp! Playground at Battle Point Park will feature a “universal design” for the enjoyment of kids of all abilities and ages. All play elements will meet the latest standards for inclusion and accessibility. The playground and its central “ferry boat” play structure will be fabricated with durable materials for a much longer projected lifespan than the original playground. Help build the new KidsUp! playground with a gift today – your gift will be matched by Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, up to $50K.

Parks Foundation General Fund

Gifts to the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation directly improve our island parks, trails, and recreational opportunities, for the benefit of all. Bainbridge Island playgrounds and forests, trails and parks, public shorelines and park facilities enhance our lives, bringing happiness, health and economic benefits to the Bainbridge community. Together we enhance the places that connect us to each other, to our natural environment, to live, to play, and have fun.

Use our secure link to make an online contribution, using the drop down menu to designate your gift for your favorite park or project.