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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: September 3, 2007
Contact: Dori Leckner. Kitsap County Parks & Recreation
Phone: (360) 337-5350
No. 07-61

Banner Forest Closed Temporarily

PORT ORCHARD, WAŚDue to the recent bear attack on a mountain bike rider, Banner Forrest will be closed temporarily. The Department of Fish and Wildlife will be attempting to capture the bear, which could take up to two weeks. Both gates to the park will remain barricaded until the park reopens.

If you have any questions in regards to the capturing of the bear please contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife at 360-249-6522. For general questions about the closure please call 360-337-5350.

To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Officer, 
call Clarence Moriwaki at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014