Our Mission: "We are committed to providing quality-of-life enhancing opportunities through the management of natural areas and specialized facilities, fostering community stewardship, and offering an outstanding service-oriented environment."
Kitsap County Parks received formal notice that active timber harvest operations will begin immediately at Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park. Depending on weather conditions and operational constraints, the timber harvest project should conclude by June 2021.
Read the related Feb. 26, 2021 press release here for trail closures and other important information.
Kitsap County Parks is aware of the impact that the timber harvest activity will have on recreational activities and will provide updates as they become available. Signage will be posted before the start of any timber harvest activity at impacted roads and trails. Please keep yourself safe and respect the timber harvest operations.
Click here for a location map of the planned timber harvest.
The process called "restoration thinning" involves the removal of small to medium-sized Douglas Fir trees to reduce disease, fire risk, and allow more sunlight to reach the forest floor with the overall goal of promoting a healthy diverse forest.
Kitsap County Parks is anticipating receiving the permit from the Washington Department of Natural Resources - Forest Practices in mid-February for restoration thinning at Square Lake. Thinning at Square Lake is expected to start in March 2021. Click here for more information and a map of thinning locations at Square Lake Park.
The parking lot and restroom facilities at Silverdale Waterfront Park will be closed for the near future due to the Bayshore, Washington & Byron Improvement Project. Click here for more information on the Bayshore, Washington & Byron Improvement Project.
A section of a back trail at South Kitsap Regional Park is temporarily closed until construction can be completed to ensure public safety. Please respect trail barriers and signs.
Beach access trail is closed until required permitting and construction of an additional section of boardwalk is completed. Please respect trail barriers and signs.
Early this year, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners announced that the County would consider applications for land and/or conservation futures acquisition during the year through a competitive process and will distribute up to $300,000 of conservation futures tax revenue to eligible projects and organizations. Those entities include Cities, Metropolitan Park Districts, Metropolitan Municipal Corporations, Nonprofit Historic Preservation Corporations, and Nonprofit Nature Conservancy Corporations or Associations. Click here to view more information on the Conservation Futures Grant.
Director: Alex Wisniewski
Office Hours:Temporarily Closed to Public(Staff available by phone and email)
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(closed on Weekends & Holidays)
Phone: 360.337.5350Fax: 360.337.5385Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Location: 1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd,
Bremerton, WA 98311
Mailing Address: 614 Division St MS-1,Port Orchard, WA 98366
Athletic Fields Rain Line: 360.337.5350 ext. 6
UPCOMING ADVISORY MEETINGS
Park Advisory Board Meetings Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Kitsap County Parks Foundation provides an opportunity for those interested in donating money towards the betterment of the County parks. Donations, either general or project specific, will help improve the quality of your parks and enhance visitor experiences.
Thank you for considering a donation to the Kitsap County Parks Foundation. If you wish to support the parks in other ways please visit the volunteer link to see what opportunities may be available.