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Parks

Bainbridge Island is filled with fabulous public and private parklands for your enjoyment. Here’s our list of some of the best Bainbridge Island parks to enjoy during your stay!

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Parks Administration

Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District

The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District maintains and operates over 1600 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland on Bainbridge Island What follows are several Island favorites. Visit their site for a full list.

City of Bainbridge Island Parks

The City of Bainbridge Island owns and maintains some park lands. Address (206)
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Dog Parks

Strawberry Hill Dog Park

Strawberry Hill Dog Park is a wooded, 2.35 acre, forest glade inside Strawberry Hill Park, adjacent to a playground and a skateboard park, that has been designated for off-leash canine recreation. The dog park is centrally-located on Bainbridge Island, less than 3 miles from the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, and exclusively dedicated to the off-leash exercise and socialization of dogs. 7666 NE High School Road.
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North Bainbridge Island Parks

Bloedel Reserve

An internationally-renowned public garden and forest reserve encompassing 150 acres. 7571 NE Dolphin Drive (206) 842-7631

Fay Bainbridge Park

Located on the northeast tip of Bainbridge Island, the park comprises nearly 17 acres, including 1,420 of saltwater shoreline along Puget Sound. 15446 Sunrise Drive NE (206) 842-3931

Hidden Cove Ballfields

The park consists of 9.5 acres and currently includes two Little League ballfields and a soccer practice area. Two miles of trail connect to open space and provide water access at Hidden Cove Park. Phelps Road (about 3/4 mile beyond the entrance to the Hidden Cove development. Closest cross streets: Day Road and Phelps Road.

Hidden Cove Park

This 6.1-acre park has a beautiful water view and shore access with 100 foot long dock. There are 2 picnic tables, a .25 mile trail and access to 2 mile multipurpose trail network. 8588 Hidden Cove Road

Manzanita Park

The property totals 120 acres and contains remarkably diverse vegetation. It includes both walking and equestrian trails, plus parking. Day Road West

Rotary Centennial Park

This gateway park with parking, orientation, and welcoming signage was jointly created by the Bainbridge Island Rotary Club and WSDOT to commemorate the Club’s centennial. Located adjacent to SR-305 at the north end of the island near Bloedel Reverve.

Ted Olson Nature Preserve

The initial 10-acres were donated in 1973 by Theodore Olson, whose family had owned the property since the turn of the century. In 1982 members of Scout Troop 565 developed a .3 mile nature trail through the property. In 2010 the 5-acre Kallgren Addition trail was added through the efforts of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust and the Ted Olson Nature Preserve neighbors and friends. North Madison Avenue. Closest cross streets: Madison Avenue and Roberts Road.

West Port Madison Nature Preserve

This 13 acre preserve is located in a residential area and has two picnic areas with shelters and barbecue pits, nature trails and views of Puget Sound. The park is home to diverse floura and fauna, and is a great place for bird watching. 8334 NE County Park Road. Closest cross streets: Gordon Lane and County Park Road.

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Central Bainbridge Island Parks

Aaron Tot Lot

This 0.5 acre neighborhood park has a playground, separate swing set, picnic table and benches. Located at the intersection of Aaron Avenue and Grand Ave.

Battle Point Park

The formal naval radio station features over 90 acres of open space with two ponds, a jogging trail and fitness course, as well as several sports fields and a large children’s play structure. 11299 Arrow Point Drive NE (206) 842-2306

Camp Yeomalt

The 2.8-acre park was first developed by the Works Progress Administration in 1935. The camp originally consisted of a large log lodge that was recently restored. The Park District added Camp Yeomalt Classroom, a multi-purpose building with kitchen and restroom. The property has a very nice woodland area with trail. Both the Classroom and the Cabin are available for rental. 900 Park Avenue NE

Gideon Park

The park contains swings and rockers for young children, a bird and butterfly garden, and a log cabin, which is currently used as a caretaker’s residence. The site is used primarily as a neighborhood park. 274 Gideon Lane

Grand Forest

A 240-acre conservancy park complex consisting of three parcels, which include wetlands, second-growth forests, wildlife habitat and an extensive trail system. (206) 842-2306

Hawley Cove Park

This 11.7 acre conservancy park contains upland forest, a large wetland, and 609 linear feet of saltwater shoreline on Eable Harbor. The park has a 400 foot boardwalk and .25 mile walking trail from Wing Point Way to the shoreline on Eagle Harbor. Trailhead is located at the intersection of Wing Point Way and Azalea.

Island Center Park

Island Center Park totals 2.5 acres and includes a picnic area and expansive lawn. Located at the park is historic Island Center Community Hall, which Bainbridge residents use for classes and public events such as concerts and dances. 8395 Fletcher Bay Road.

Madison Tot Lot

The park has a picnic table, bench, swing set and play structure for young children. Located on Madison Avenue, near Wyatt Way

Meigs Park

A walking path extends along the upper area of the park, but public access is limited due to the delicate nature of the bog. Future plans call for a boardwalk and an interpretive viewing area to expand public access. Highway 305 and Koura Road

Rotary Park

Rotary Park is a 9.6-acre park that has become home to Bainbridge Island Little League. These ballfields are under renovation. The park contains two baseball fields, batting cages, an open field area, and children’s universal play area. 969 Weaver Road

Sands Ballfields

On 10 acres of land owned by the School District and leased to the Park District. It will one day be the site of a future school. The park includes a picnic table, grass 300-foot baseball and grass soccer field with spectator stands, concession shack, portable toilet, and 400 square foot storage shed. On Sands Avenue between High School Road and New Brooklyn.

Strawberry Hill Park

The park includes a beautiful new dog park, three softball/football fields, concession and restroom buildings that were built by Bainbridge Island Pee Wees, Strawberry Hill Center, Mini-Gym, a picnic shelter, tennis court, playground, and a skatepark. Located on the north side of High School Road between Sands Road and Fletcher Bay Road. Entrance is off of High School Rd.

Waterfront Park & City Dock

One of the most popular civic and social gathering places for Bainbridge Island residents and visitors, alike. 370 Brien Drive (206) 780-3754
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South Bainbridge Island Parks

Japanese American Memorial

The memorial is located inside Pritchard Park on the site of the Eagledale ferry dock, where on March 30, 1942, 227 men, women and children of Japanese heritage were forcibly removed from their homes. Guided tours are available. 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive (Pritchard Park) (206) 842-4772

Blakely Harbor

This 40-acre park is on the former site of Port Blakely Mill, one of the world’s largest sawmills in the late 1800’s. This park will be developed for passive recreational use such as picnicking, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. Closest cross streets: Blakely Avenue and 3-T Road.

Eagledale Park

The park totals 6.7 acres, is a former Nike missle site, and has a pottery studio and pottery workshop, a tennis court, brand new play structure, covered picnic area, a sports court, and a sand volleyball court. Closest cross streets: Rose Avenue and Eagle Harbor Drive.

Fort Ward Park

Established in 1903 to protect the Bremerton Naval Shipyard, today the park features two miles of hiking trails, 16 picnic tables and a public boat launch. 2241 Pleasant Beach Drive (206) 842-2306

Fort Ward Parade Grounds

Approximately 1.5-acres of neighborhood park land for the Fort Ward neighborhood. This site is a portion of the previous marching and parade area for Fort Ward. Parade Grounds Ave NE, end of road.

Gazzam Lake Preserve

Over 444 acres of upland forests and wetlands were created, thanks to a special bond election in 1995. The park includes the 13-acre freshwater Gazzam Lake. Located between Baker Hill Road and Marshall Road, a quarter mile west of Crystal Spring Drive. (206) 842-2306

Nutes Pond

Nutes Pond is 31-acres of passive park with a captivating landscape whose central feature is a tranquil pond. This park purchase was in conjunction with the Open Space Bond fund and conveyed to the Park District in 2011. Parking is not yet available. 1601-2101 Toe Jam Hill Rd NE

Point White Pier

Historic former Mosquito fleet and 100-ft long ferry dock; this .3-acre park is now an ideal spot for fishing and scuba diving. Point White Drive

Pritchard Park

Pritchard Park encompasses a fifty-acre site located on Eagle Harbor located across from the Seattle – Bainbridge Island ferry terminal in Winslow. The site is notable for its varied topography, its many natural features—including nearly a mile of shoreline—and its backdrop of upland forests. It includes the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial. Closest cross streets: Eagle Harbor Drive and Taylor Avenue

Rockaway Beach

This .5-acre beachfront conservancy park has views of Seattle and the Cascades. The park contains wetlands and saltwater shoreline on Blakely Harbor, and has a picnic table, benches and a new stairway for scuba diving access to Blakely Harbor North Point and Blakely Rock. It is an excellent place for diving enthusiasts to observe unique underwater fissures. At low tide, there is an abundance of marine life to explore. 4002 Rockaway Drive NE