Kitsap County Parks

​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."​

Kola Kole Park Ball Field Improvements - 1/13/20 - 1/17/20

Parks staff will be working with a licensed contractor to remove 8 cottonwood trees along the outer perimeter of the ball field, as well as the tree roots growing into the field.

County Transitions Fair & Stampede to Nonprofit Organization

December 2019 – The Kitsap Fair and Stampede Association recently organized by adopting By Laws, Articles of Incorporation, and electing officers.  The nine-member Board assumes the management and operation of the County Fair and Rodeo.  The transition to a non-profit was recommended by an experienced Fair consulting firm which weighed the differences of the business models that would lead to the long term sustainability of the community event.   The establishment of the Association is the cumulation of nearly a years’ work by Parks staff and consultant in developing policies, procedures, and potential services providers to support the conversion.  Since October, a Transition Team, comprised of eight community members, appointed by the Kitsap County Commissioners, has been addressing critical elements required for a successful Kitsap County Fair and Stampede in 2020.

PORT GAMBLE FOREST HERITAGE PARK
KPUD WATERMAIN PROJECT
Port Gamble Foreste Heritage Park Kitsap PUD will begin construction of Kitsap’s Regional Drinking Water Infrastructure. This infrastructure provides sustainable water supply to central and north Kitsap County, while providing improved ability to manage water resources for the benefit of people and fish. Trail users will experience a slight inconvenience during the construction which is expected to run through March 2020. Please avoid affected trails during construction. Click here to see construction notice flyer.
CHICO SALMON PARK - CHICO CREEK BRIDGE PROJECT

Chico Salmon ParkOctober 29, 2019 - The trail and the park will reopen during the winter suspension phase of the bridge project. The Kitsap County Public Works, in partnership with the Suquamish Tribe, are constructing a new bridge on Golf Club Hill Road at the Chico Creek crossing to replace the existing box culvert to restore natural habitat and enhance fish migration. The project is scheduled to be completed October 2020. Click here for full press release.

COULTER CREEK HERITAGE PARK
Coulter Creek Heritage ParkThe Parks Department has prepared a draft Resource Management Plan for Coulter Creek Heritage Park. The draft will serve as a foundation and reference for upcoming community meetings, beginning Fall 2019. After community review and comments, the Plan will be presented to the Kitsap County Parks Advisory Board, with an anticipated adoption early 2020.Click Here to view the Draft Coulter Creek Heritage Park Resource Management Plan
​​NORTH KITSAP HERITAGE PARK DRAFT STEWARDSHIP PLAN & PUBLIC COMMENT FORM

North Kitsap Heritage Park

The North Kitsap Heritage Park Stewards presented a Draft Resource Stewardship Plan to County Parks Advisory Board in 2019.  A public comment period completed in November 2019 received over 200 responses. Parks is updating the Stewardship Plan with regards to the issues, concerns and perspectives received. A Final Draft Plan will be reviewed by the Stewards and Parks Advisory Board. Click here to view November 2019 Public Comments.

Director: Jim Dunwiddie

Office Hours:
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

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UPCOMING ADVISORY MEETINGS

Park Advisory Board Meetings
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER - January 15 at 6 p.m.   
Island Lake Community Center - 1087 NW Island Lake Rd., Poulsbo

FACILITY RENTALS
Are you looking for a place to hold a meeting, wedding, birthday party or special event? We have facilities suitable for small and large events. We also have athletic facilities available.  Check out our facilities here.


EVENTS

Looking for something to do? Check out upcoming Events here.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES

Are you looking for ways to help improve our public parks and facilities? Contact us! For more information please contact our office at 360.337.5353 or parks@co.kitsap.wa.us

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.