COVID-19 Updates & Impacts



The Kitsap County Parks office is now temporarily closed to comply with Governor Inslee’s Stay Home Order.


UPDATE: March 25, 2020

Kitsap County Parks will temporarily close all parking lot gates at park facilities for at least two weeks starting Wednesday, March 25 at 5:00pm. The closure is in response to Gov. Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order issued yesterday.

All entrances with gates will be shut and locked beginning at 5:00pm tonight (3/25/2020), and all on-site public services will be suspended. Essential staff will be on duty in each district for the safety and security of these parks and structures.

During this time the Kitsap County Parks office will be closed to the public but can be reached at our temporary service number 360-340-6661 or by email at parks@co.kitsap.wa.us. Parks staff will make every effort to respond to inquiries in a timely manner, however, a delayed response could be experienced due to limited staff availability.


UPDATE: March 24, 2020

For your safety and the safety of those in our community please avoid use of all playground equipment, picnic shelters, and sports courts.

The County is not able to disinfect and sanitize playground equipment in a manner that can comply with public health guidelines. All visitors should practice safe social distancing in these areas to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 we are asking that everyone please avoid use of the playgrounds, picnic shelters, and sports courts. It is our interpretation that these are points of gatherings, and as such, have been banned by Governor Inslee for the next two weeks and possibly longer.

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is important that everyone take personal responsibility and practice social distancing, by remaining 6 feet, or more from others, and wash your hands frequently.

The Center for Disease Control offers tips for parents and caregivers on how to keep kids healthy while school is out.


UPDATE: March 18, 2020

The health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities has always been our top priority. To help do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, the Kitsap County Parks office will temporarily be closed to the public effective immediately. The Kitsap County Parks office will have staff available to answer community questions via phone and email. Please note that Parks staff will make every effort to respond to your inquiries in a timely manner, however, a delayed response could be experienced due to limited staff availability.

360-337-5350 and parks@co.kitsap.wa.us

Updated Office Hours

Monday -Thursday, 8:30am – 5:00pm - No public access, staff available by phone and email only

Friday – 8:30am - 2:30pm - No public access, staff available by phone and email only


UPDATE: March 17, 2020

Kitsap County Parks and Events​ Center

Following the guidance of the Washington Department of Health and the Kitsap Public Health District regarding COVID-19, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Kitsap County Parks will be closing key facilities and cancelling events as follows:

Temporary closures include the following:

  • Facilities: Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Events Center

  • Sport/Athletic field rentals: Cancelled all scheduled practices and games.

  • Picnic Shelter Rentals: Cancelled

  • Community Building Rentals: Cancelled

  • Events and rentals over 50: Cancelled. 

For questions or information on refunds, please contact our Parks Office at 360-337-5350 or by email at parks@co.kitsap.wa.us


Stewardship Work Parties and Meetings

  • Effective March 16, 2020, our volunteer program cancellations now include all organized stewardship work parties, stewardship meetings, the lighthouse docent program, work parties with outside agencies (example- adopt a park, Navy, Earth Day). This cancellation will remain in effect until the end of March. We will continue monitoring the situation and provide updates as decisions are made.

  • The Point No Point Lighthouse Docent Program will remain closed until further notice.

  • The Park Stewardship Forum scheduled April 4th will be re-scheduled in the fall 2020.


Parks Advisory Board Meeting

The Parks Advisory Board meeting scheduled April 15th has been cancelled.  Kitsap County is looking into different virtual meeting platforms and teleconferencing options for future meetings, if necessary.


Read more about our ongoing response to COVID-19