The Outdoor Program was established in 2010 with the main goal of getting more kids, families, and adults outdoors. We offer a wide assortment of classes, with something for every age and every skill level. We have a diverse staff with varied backgrounds and experiences who are excited to share their knowledge with you. Let’s get outdoors and adjust our altitude!


The mission of the Outdoor Programs is quite simple – “Get more folks outdoors.” The rewards of doing so are numerous: building and strengthening the community, increasing health and fitness, spreading environmental stewardship, learning lifelong skills, overcoming challenges, and gaining a sense of accomplishment. We focus on breaking down barriers that can often inhibit youth, families, and older adults from participating in the outdoors (lack of equipment, limited experience, financial & time constraints, transportation concerns, etc). Using this knowledge, we strive to offer safe, diverse, affordable, and inclusive programming for a wide variety of ages.

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”
– Albert Einstein


Interested in helping spread the word about some of our fantastic outdoor programs to our community? Great! Newspaper reporters, bloggers, freelance journalists, and contract photographers are welcome to attend many of our programs. Please get in touch with Outdoor Program Manager Stacey Stoner at staceys@biparks.org for more information.


 A Recreation (Rec) Companion is a trained BIMPRD staff member or volunteer who provides individualized attention and support to facilitate an individual’s program participation.  The Rec Companion program strives to provide support for all participants, regardless of ability, wanting to participate in any recreation program.

For more information on how to request a Rec Companion or on how to become a Rec Companion contact the Adaptive & Accessibility Coordinator Cody Ogren at 206.842.5661 #311 or codyogren@biparks.org

Contact Information

We love to hear from you!  If you have questions regarding a program, an idea for a new program, or would like to help build our outdoor community, we would love to speak with you!

Stacey Stoner
Outdoor Programs Manager

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