6/9/21 — Potential Purchase of the Bainbridge Athletic Club (BAC)
The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is pleased to announce that at the June 17 meeting of the Park District Board, the Board will discuss the potential purchase of the Bainbridge Athletic Club (BAC). As a result of negotiations between the parties, the details are now ready for public presentation, discussion, and consideration by the Board. The BAC has been a pillar of the island’s vibrant fitness community for decades. This proposed transaction represents an opportunity to obtain a long-desired publicly owned indoor recreational facility, which would address one of the community’s top priorities identified during the Sakai Park public planning process. If the Board decides to move forward at the meeting, the Park District will have then had an opportunity to conduct “due diligence” (such as inspections and title reports) and gather community input. If the proposed transaction meets the Park District’s goals, the deal could close in late summer. The Board is pleased to be able to consider this opportunity to expand recreational services to the Bainbridge Island community. Please send questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of Board Vacancy
The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on its Board of Commissioners. The new commissioner will be appointed by the Board and may serve through December 31, 2021, a term of approximately six months. This is a volunteer position and must be filled by an island resident. If interested, please submit a relevant resume and a letter of interest (to include answers to the questions contained in the notice below) by June 15, 2021.
Summer Recreation Registration
Summer Registration is open now!
Click here to view the online catalog. Online, phone, and mail-in registrations accepted. The online catalog will be updated weekly to reflect any changes due to government orders.
Last Updated: 5/20/21
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.
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3/22/21 — Mason Bees Released to Strengthen Ecosystem
The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District is partnering with Rent Mason Bees to help pollinate plants within our parks to help create a healthier ecosystem. We are releasing 1,600 mason bees near our historical orchards in Williams Olson Park, Blakely Harbor Park meadow, Hilltop meadow, and Moritani Nature Preserve to help revive and strengthen our orchards and surrounding habitat.
About Mason Bees: Blue Orchard Mason Bees DO NOT STING and are native to the Pacific Northwest. They are super pollinators and are vital to our food production and ecosystem. They belly-flop onto flowers and collect pollen all over their bodies, which enables them to pollinate 95% of the flowers they land on, and they can visit up to 2,000 blossoms a day.
To learn how you can help, rent your own solitary bees, or learn more about our partnering company, visit Rent Mason Bees’ website here.
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.