Function and Purpose of the Parks Advisory BoardThe Kitsap County Parks Advisory Board is made up of nine members, three each from the three County Commissioner Districts. The Board functions as an interface between the community and the County. The Board provides advice to the Commissioners and the Director of Parks concerning acquisition, development and administration of parks and recreation facilities throughout the County. The Board also works on special projects as they are brought forward for consideration.
The Board is always interested in participation from the public on park issues. Board meetings are generally held monthly and are open to the public. Other opportunities for public comment are available as well. Please contact the Kitsap County Parks Department at
360.337.5350 for more information.
The Kitsap County Parks Advisory Board (hereafter referred to as the Parks Board) was established December 13, 2004 with the purpose and function established through Chapter 2.24 and 10.12 of the Kitsap County Code, amended December 13th, 2004 by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners (hereafter referred to as the County Commissioners).
Meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. (except in December). Meetings are currently being held remotely, due to pandemic restrictions. Links to join the meeting are included on the meeting agenda, posted below.
For members of the public wishing to comment during designated public comment, the following options are available. Each member of the public is limited to two minutes of Internet, call-in, or written comments. At the discretion of the meeting Chair, public comment that is overly repetitive or inappropriate (vulgar, disruptive, etc.) will be ended.
Please click on the raise hand feature. The sound will be unmuted, and the Internet participant should announce her or his name. The participant will be called upon to speak at the appropriate time.
Callers will be unmuted one at a time and asked whether the caller wishes to offer public comment. The last four digits of the call-in number will be announced, and call-in participants should announce their First and Last name before speaking.
Written comments will be read during the public comment period if submitted to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Comments read are limited to two minutes.
To ensure written public comments are read at the proper meeting, written statement should include:
The date of the meeting the written comments are intended for; Participant's First and Last Name and whether they live in Kitsap County; and Agenda Item and/or subject the written comments refer to.
North Kitsap - District #1 Kathryn Thompson VACANTLinda Berry-Maraist
South Kitsap - District #2Emily KleinerLarry WalkerJoanne Clark
Central Kitsap - District #3 Jon Pearson-ChairJosh Hopp-Vice ChairAmy Lawrence
Other InformationPark Advisory Board By-LawsPark Advisory 2021 Work Plan