PARKS MISSION

The Kitsap County Parks Department is 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.

 PARK NOTICES

Flooding at Point No Point County Park and Surrounding Area:

Point No Point Park and the Point No Point Lighthouse are closed to visitors following significant flooding. Please do not attempt to enter the Park, as no turnaround is available.

The Park will remain closed until floodwaters recede, park inspections have been completed, and the site has been restored to a functional, safe level.

Details at http://kcowa.us/kccoastal


Facility Reservations

We are now taking reservations for 2023!


 PARK NEWS & UPDATES

Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Framework

Kitsap County Parks is pleased to present the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Framework. This framework is based on input from the public, the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, the Suquamish Tribe, focus groups, the Parks Advisory Board, the project steering committee, the Port Gamble Stewards, Kitsap County staff and County Commissioners.

View the project website for the background on this planning effort, maps and other reference materials by clicking here.

Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Framework Documents:

Executive Summary

Full Report

Appendices


Coulter Creek Heritage Park Planning Meeting #2

Please join us at the Calvinwood Lodge at 6838 Calvinwood Road SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366 (Lodge Near Wetland Complex) on January 30, 2023 (6:00 – 8:00 pm).

This will be a night of discussion as we present information on developing a formal master plan for the properties that make up the Coulter Creek Heritage Park in South Kitsap.

Before the meeting, we invite you to attend a facility tour from 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm.

This meeting will be in-person only, with no online feed due to the internet availably. This meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the Parks Department's website. 

This next phase in developing the master plan outlines access points to the park, trailheads, trails, and other active/passive recreational areas. This work will be conducted along with the County’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) update for all County’s planning under the Growth Management Act, with a targeted completion date in December of 2023. Once drafted, Staff will begin working on the plan through the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and the Board of County Commissioners for final approval and to begin implementation, grant funding, etc. 

DOCUMENTS

Landscape Designations, Definitions and Draft Map

Draft Resources Management Plan

Forest Stewardship Plan

Recording of meeting #1 can be accessed online by clicking here.

Recording of meeting #2 can be accessed online by clicking here.

For questions or more information, please email Parks@kitsap.gov.


Island Lake Park Fishing Pier

The fishing pier located at Island Lake Park is currently closed due to damage received in the summer of 2021. The parks department will be assessing the damage for future repair. Please refer to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife for a list of alternate fishing locations and regulations.


Silverdale Waterfront Park - Bayshore, Washington & Byron Improvement Project

Click here for more information on the Bayshore, Washington & Byron Improvement Project.


Trail Closure at Guillemot Cove

The beach access trail is closed until required permitting and construction of an additional section of the 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:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(closed 12 - 1 p.m. and Weekends/Holidays)

Phone:  360-337-5350
Fax: 360.337.5385
Email: parks@kitsap.gov

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

Mailing Address: 
614 Division St MS-1,
Port Orchard, WA 98366

  Kitsap County Parks Office

UPCOMING PARKS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING:

Wednesday, February 15, 2022 • 6 - 8:00 p.m.

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.