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 KITSAP COUNTY PARKS MISSION

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 PARK NOTICES

Kitsap County Parks Wildfire Danger

We want to remind you that the dangers of wildfires in parks is real. Washington State is experiencing a historic drought that is increasing fire danger, and abnormally high temperatures and dry conditions have led to the early development of dangerous fire fuel conditions.

Because of this, Governor Inslee has declared a wildfire state of emergency.

In response, Kitsap County Parks Department is prohibiting all outdoor burning including charcoal briquettes and recreational/campfires. No outdoor fires are allowed except in free standing barbecue appliances using natural gas or propane fuel. Barbecue appliances should be used on hard non-combustible surfaces.

We want to thank the public for using extreme caution during this time and remind people to please report smoke or fire to 911.


Kitsap Fair & Stampede Association

The Kitsap Fair & Stampede will be held August 25-29 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Events Center. Click here for more information. 


Trail Closure at Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park 

Starting March 22nd, Evergreen Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) – West Sound Chapter will be removing unsanctioned trails and constructing three sustainable, directional trails within the Ranger Corridor. For public safety, this trail corridor will be closed for the duration of the construction activity and signage will be posted to alert trail users. The tentative timeline for reopening is early May. 

This trail improvement activity is part of a larger, collaborative project between EMBA, Kitsap County Parks, and Washington Trails Association (WTA). The goal of this project is to address public safety concerns, while being mindful of the need for multi-use access. WTA is in the process of adding a western extension off of the EWOK trail, as part of the Ranger Corridor plan, which will be open to pedestrian and equestrian use. Mountain bike use on this trail extension off of EWOK will be limited to uphill travel only.  


Silverdale Waterfront Park - Parking Lot Closure and Restroom Closure

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.

Trail Closure at South Kitsap Regional Park

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.

Trail Closure at Guillemot Cove

Beach access trail is closed until required permitting and construction of an additional section of boardwalk is completed. Please respect trail barriers and signs.

Conservation Futures Grant Update
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.


 Parks Office


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: 360.337.5350
Fax: 360.337.5385
Email: 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 

Athletic Fields Rain Line: 360.337.5350 ext. 6

  Kitsap County Parks Office

UPCOMING ADVISORY MEETINGS

Park Advisory Board Meetings Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

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Kitsap County Parks Foundation

​The 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.