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Comprehensive Plan Update

The 2020 Comprehensive Plan has entered the public comment period for SEPA review and will conclude on January 24, 2020. Click here to see the entire draft and related SEPA documents.


32 miles of trails, over 1600 acres of parkland. Get out and explore!


Recreation opportunities for all ages and most interests.



Adult and youth swimming & fitness, swim clubs and events.

Winter/Spring Catalog

Registration for winter/spring is now open.

Click the picture below to browse a PDF of our whole winter/spring catalog. Or click here to register.

winter/spring catalog cover

Discounts on Programs: The Park District partners with Helpline House and DDA/DSHS to make participation accessible for qualified families and individuals. For more information visit our financial assistance page.


Free art extravaganza for all ages and abilities!

Saturday, March 14 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Strawberry Hill Center.

  • Intergenerational Mosaic Mural
  • Professionally mount any 2-D art piece
  • Painting workshop — registration required  
  • Pop-up art show
  • Café with refreshments and live music

ALL ARTLAB experiences are FREE OF CHARGE! Please register online for activity #166566 or call Sue Barrington at 206.842.2306 x140 to ensure supplies are available for everyone.

Upcoming Special Board Meeting

On February 27, 2020, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Board Meeting, 6:00 pm at Strawberry Hill Center. The purpose of the meeting is to interview finalists for the board vacancy and award unrelated pickleball court bid. Click here for agenda.

Park Board Vacancy

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is seeking candidates to fill a recent vacancy on its Board of Commissioners. The new Commissioner will be appointed by the Park Board and will serve a term of approximately two years. If interested in completing the final two years of this position’s six year term, any appointed commissioner must run for election in fall 2021 to continue serving in 2022 and 2023. This is a volunteer position and must be filled by an island resident. Click here for more information. Click here for process and timeline.  Click here for finalist interview questions.

Park District Video

Check out this video highlighting your Park District!

KidsUp! Playground Closed for Phase I Renovation

Phase I renovations begin Monday, January 6; while fundraising continues for Phase II to build the ferry, climbable orcas and art.

The main tower area restoration is complete. The rest of the original structure will be maintained as much as possible while we move forward with our KidsUp! Next Generation of Play re-imagination process.

The structure is being restored and re-imagined in a way that will honor the original playground, but bring new ideas and accessibility. If you are interested, please read the information on our KidsUp! Playground Renovation webpage or on the signage at the site about the overall project.

To donate: contact the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation.

Sakai Park Planning Process

Click here to see the latest on the Sakai Park planning process.


Aquatic Center Planning Process

Click here to see the latest update on the Aquatic Center planning process.

Ray Williamson Pool


The mission of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is to build a healthy community through effective, sustainable stewardship of the District’s parks and open space, and through the development and delivery of innovative cultural and recreation opportunities.
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