Kitsap County Parks

​Our Mission: "We are committed to providing quality-of-life enhancing opportunities through the management of natural areas and stewardship, and offering an outstanding service-oriented environment."​

ISLAND LAKE SWIMMING AREA NOW OPEN
Island Lake

September 19, 2019 - The Kitsap Public Health District has re-opened the swimming area at Island Lake Park. For more information regarding public health advisories visit the Kitsap Public Health District's website
TALL TALLS AT HOWE FARM
Howe Farm
Did you know that Howe Farm offers much more than a dog park? We're excited to announce a new "Discover Your Parks" event at Howe Farm Park Saturday October 5th, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bring your friends and family to this FREE event to help restore a heritage orchard, search for beaver sign, and learn about other hidden treasures at Howe Farm (1901 Long Lake Rd., Port Orchard). This event is brought to you by Kitsap County Parks and Public Works, Olympic College, Howe Farm Stewardship Group, Great Peninsula Conservancy and WSU Kitsap County Extension.
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 Stewardship Plan to the County Parks Advisory Board on May 15th meeting. Click here to view the Draft NKHP Stewardship Plan. Comments can be made by filling out our Public Comment Form here. To see the press release click here.

CHICO SALMON PARK TO CLOSE UNTIL OCTOBER 2020

Chico Salmon ParkAs of April 29, 2019 the Chico Salmon Park closed for a bridge project and is expected to reopen October 2020.  Kitsap County Public Works, in partnership with the Suquamish Tribe, will construct 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. During the period of construction, the adjacent Chico Salmon County Park, located at 3150 Chico Way NW, will be closed for the duration of the project. Click here for full press release.

HARPER PARK ESTUARY RESTORATION & PARK PLANNING

Harper Park View
Become a member of the stewardship group! A community focused group that will meet regularly to discuss, plan, and facilitate stewardship efforts out at Harper Park. Click here to view the informational flyer. For updates visit www.westsoundwatersheds.org.

RV DUMP STATION TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Kitsap County Fairgrounds

September 13, 2019 - The RV dump station located at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds will be temporarily closed for maintenance. Updates will be posted to the website.



PARK RESTROOMS & LAKE PARKS TO CLOSE
FOR WINTER SEASON
Long Lake Park

Park restrooms and Horseshoe Lake will be closing October 1st and reopen April 1st. Horseshoe Lake Park will be closed on October 6th and reopen on April 1st. The restrooms at Silverdale Waterfront Park remain open throughout the season.

CRABBING SEPTEMBER 24TH-26TH​Salsbury Point Park
The Tribes have scheduled a crab opening in Hood Canal (Salsbury Point Park) opening on Tuesday, September 24th, at noon and closing on Thursday, September 26th, at noon.

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
October 16th at 6 p.m.     
Long Lake Community Building - 5100 Long Lake Rd SE, Port Orchard 

Fair & Rodeo Advisory Board Meetings
October 9th at 6 p.m.     
Eagle's Nest - 1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton   

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.