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Battle Point Park Lighting Proposal

4/1/21 – Bainbridge Island Football Club (Soccer) Battle Point Park Turf Fields Lighting Proposal

To view the Park District board meeting presentation materials for the lighting of the Battle Point Park turf fields proposal, click here.

Battle Point Park Pond Project

The Battle Point Park pond drainage overflow has been compromised. It has self-sealed; however, we anticipate the possibility of future failures. The Park District is working with regulatory agencies to develop engineered plans for improvement.

Battle Point Park Pond Overflow Update — 11.10.21

Amenities near Battle Point Park’s north pond, including the north parking lot, loop trail, and horse trail, will be closed for the repair of the North Pond beginning Friday November 12 through December 31, 2021. This will allow the contractor to stage all materials, vehicles, and equipment during the repair work. 

Battle Point Park Pond Overflow Update — 8.31.21

A flood analysis report has been completed and was deemed acceptable by the Department of Ecology Dam Safety Office with no changes requested or required. The next steps are to compile the application and supporting documents for the State of Washington and obtain SEPA compliance from the City of Bainbridge Island. Once final documents are complete and approved by the state and city, we will seek a contractor to make the modifications to the outlet works and to install the new spillway.

Anticipated completion: October 31, 2021.

Battle Point Park Pond Repair Update — 6.18.21

The Park District is engaged with several state regulating agencies, engineers, surveyors, and potential contactors to remedy the problems with the outflow structure at the pond. The pond leakage has been stopped by sandbagging and we will do our best to maintain the pond water quality at the current water elevation. Repairs will begin when all the engineering, permitting, and contracting is complete tis summer.

Grand Forest North Mountain Bike Trails Proposal

To view the Park District Board Meeting Presentation materials for the Grand Forest North Mountain Bike Trails Proposal, click here. To view the board meeting minutes discussing this topic, click here for the 02/18/21 minutes, and here for the 05/06/21 minutes. To view the Critical Areas Report, click here. To view the Wildlife Report, click here.

To find out more information on this proposal, visit our Frequently Asked Questions document here. To submit a question to be addressed in the Frequently Asked Questions document, please send your question to

At the May 6 regular board meeting, the proposal will again be on the agenda for the Park District board. The agenda, including information for joining the meeting, will be posted on the Agenda, Resolutions & Minutes webpage the Friday before the board meeting.

KidsUp! Playground Reopening

KidsUp! The Next Generation of Play opens September 4!

It’s time to play! KidsUp! The Next Generation of Play, an imaginative, inclusive new playground built around a giant Ferry Boat play structure, opens September 4 at Battle Point Park.

Grand Reopening Info:

Opening: September 4, 2021, 10:00am dedication, 10:30am Trike Track Parade
Location: Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive NE, Bainbridge Island

A 10:00am dedication will celebrate the playground opening, with a Trike Track parade,
music and food trucks planned for a day of excitement and fun for kids and families. The
event is presented by the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District and
Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation, and sponsored by Play Creations and Landscape
Structures, Inc.

About KidsUp! Playground

The playground centerpiece is the “M/V KidsUp!”, a custom-built, one-of-kind play structure
that evokes the Puget Sound ferry fleet. The two-level, 47-foot-long ferry was designed and
fabricated by Landscape Structures, Inc., equipment supplier for the playground.
In the vanguard of accessible playground design, KidsUp! sets an exceptional standard for
inclusion and safety. Elements like the wheelchair-friendly We-Go-Round spinner offer a
common play experience for all users regardless of mobility or development. All
playground areas are accessible, and extensive soft surfacing minimizes impact from falls.
Honoring Northwest stories and lore, the playground features climbable Orca whales, and
a Lookout Pier extending over the “Rotary Beach” sandy play area and hidden octopus
sculpture. Other highlights include a winding Trike Track through the center of the ferry, a
Sound Garden of outdoor musical elements, new swings, spinners and slides, and many
artworks among fragrant gardens of wildflowers and herbs.

The playground retains several features of the beloved, original KidsUp! Playground on the
same site, including the signature “castle towers” and much of the Northwest-inspired
artworks, newly refurbished. The towers are integrated with the playground’s new layout,
connecting to the ferry boat at one end and an elevated walkway at the other to form a
continuous pathway around the open, expansive play area.

KidsUp! The Next Generation of Play was built by the Bainbridge Island Metro Park &
Recreation District, with fundraising by the nonprofit Bainbridge Island Foundation and the
support of many grantors, sponsors, and private donors in a three-year capital campaign.
The playground was designed by Chris Cain of Studio Hanson Roberts, with the Park District and a KidsUp! Committee of local parents.

Tennis Courts at Sakai

To view the original proposal presentation for tennis courts to be built in Sakai Park, click here.