KITSAP COUNTY PARKS
614 Division St MS-1, Port Orchard, WA  98366
Phone: (360) 337-5350 / Fax: (360) 337-5385
Jim Dunwiddie, Director  

 

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Our office will be closed Friday, July 3rd
in observance of July 4th

Mon - Thur: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Fri: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Phone:
360.337.5350 / Fax: 360.337.5385
Email: parks@co.kitsap.wa.us 
Office: 1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton
Mailing:
614 Division St, MS-1, Port Orchard, WA 98366

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IN KITSAP COUNTY PARKS
Swimming Area Closed at Island Lake Park
 July 2 -The swimming beach at Island Lake Park has been closed by Kitsap Health District due to water quality issues. The remainder of the park remains open. The Parks Department has been informed that water samples will be tested July 3. Press Releases will be provided by the Health District and are available at kitsappublichealth.org  
Stay Healthy While Swimming This Summer

As temperatures rise, Kitsap Public Health issued a press release to remind residents about some important tips to stay healthy while swimming. There are a number of common sense things people can do to help avoid introducing pathogens into public swimming pools and swimming areas, and to reduce the risk of becoming ill with a waterborne illness.

Don’t swim if you are sick!
• Don’t go into the water if you are sick! People with infectious illness, including vomiting or diarrhea, should not go swimming or to public recreation areas.
• People who have been sick should avoid public recreation areas, swimming beaches and pools for at least 48 hours after they start feeling better and symptoms have stopped.

Use Soap and Water!
• Swimmers should shower thoroughly before entering and after exiting the water.
• Swimmers wash hands and faces thoroughly with soapy water before eating or preparing food.
• Everyone should thoroughly wash their hands with soapy water after using the restroom or changing diapers.

Help Keep the Water Clean
• Children who are not toilet trained should wear swim diapers in the water, and young children should be taken on frequent bathroom breaks while swimming.
• Avoid attracting birds (e.g., by feeding them) to areas where people are swimming. Bird droppings may contribute to the parasites in the water that cause swimmers’ itch and also may carry illness-causing bacteria.

Avoid Swimmers’ Itch
• Use sunscreen - It protects from sun burn and helps prevent swimmer’s itch.
• Swimmers should avoid areas where swimmer's itch is a known problem or where signs have been posted warning of unsafe water.

Additional Reminders
• Swimmers should never drink lake or pool water and should avoid getting water in their mouths.
• If you see something odd or concerning, call Kitsap Public Health.
• Observe and obey warning signs at swimming areas. They are there for a reason: to keep you healthy and safe!  

For detailed information, contact the Health District at 360-337-5235 or kitsappublichealth.org

Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park
Resource Stewardship and Public Access Plan
In 2014, Kitsap County Parks acquired 535 acres of forested uplands and 1.5 miles of shorelands and tidelands on the northern portion of the Port Gamble Peninsula.

Beginning in February of this year we began a planning process to address the stewardship of our inherited natural, cultural and historic resources and evaluate potential recreational use. Our planning approach included the creation of a Stewardship Steering Committee, comprised of local citizens, conservation and recreation interests, recreation business leaders, technical advisors, and Tribes.

Over the last 5-month period this Committee assessed the qualities of wetlands, streams, wildlife, wildlife, shellfish populations, the age and vitality of the forest stands, and address the needs and desires of a variety of recreationists – both passive and active activities.

Together, we developed Stewardship & Recreation Guiding Principles, which strive for a reasonable balance of resource protection and enhancement, intertwined with public access and trail facilities. The result of our overall stewardship and public use plan is summarized in the Landscape Classifications & Map, and recommendations for the agency and volunteers are detailed in the Management Issues & Objectives report. Click Here for the reports.
Anderson Point Park
Anderson Point Park, located at the end of Millihanna Road, Olalla, is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The 66-acre park in South Kitsap has saltwater beach access and viewpoints of Colvos Passage and Vashon Island. Improvements to Millihanna Road will continue to be phased in throughout the year and is expected to require future temporary and short-term closures of Millihanna Road and the park, but the work will be scheduled to minimize these. Parking is restricted to designated areas only.

With the reopening of Anderson Point Park, volunteers are being sought to assist with the upkeep of this beautiful park. Projects may include removal of invasive weeds and replanting with native vegetation, and general park clean-ups. For more information on this valuable volunteer opportunity, please contact Lori Raymaker at Lraymaker@co.kitsap.wa.us or 360.337.5372. /td>
Upcoming Advisory Board Meetings

Parks - July 15th at 6pm - Long Lake Community Room
(5100 Long Lake Road SE, Port Orchard)
Fair & Stampede - July 8th at 6pm - Eagle's Nest
(1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton)

Village Greens Golf Course
Now Open for the Season
Wednesday - Monday: Open: 8am-8pm
Tuesday: Closed
For more info visit Village Greens Golf Course website here

Last Updated: 
July 02, 2015


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Phone: 360.337.5350
Fax: 360.337.5385
parks@co.kitsap.wa.us

Office Location:
1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton, WA 98311

Mailing Address:

614 Division St, MS-1
Port Orchard, WA 98366

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