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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: December 27, 2007
Contact: Dori Leckner,
Senior Parks Maintenance Supervisor
Phone: (360) 337-5350
No. 07-93

Four County parks close for winter

PORT ORCHARD, WA — The Board of County Commissioners approved closing four lake-front parks, Horseshoe Lake, Long Lake, Wildcat Lake, and Island Lake for the winter season. The closures are part of an effort to curb vandalism at County parks. Senior Parks Maintenance Supervisor Dori Leckner said “Day use drops significantly during the winter and there is a correlating increase in vandalism.” A committee developed with the Sheriff’s office considered ways to reduce vandalism at parks, and recommended the closures to the Commissioners.

The parks remain closed until April 1, 2008. The access gates are locked. Individuals and organizations who have scheduled events at the Long Lake and Island Lake Community Rooms are able to access those facilities. Call for details. If you are interested in renting a Parks facility, or have questions about Kitsap County parks, call 360-337-5350.

Related links:

Executive summary

Vandalism chart


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

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014