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."​

County Transitions Fair & Stampede to Nonprofit Organization
The Big County Fair Kitsap County Fair & Stampede
October 28, 2019 – The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners adopted two resolutions leading to the transition of the County Fair & Rodeo to a non-profit organization.  The transition 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 County Commissioners appointed eight community members to serve on a Transition Team tasked with working with a nonprofit organization to assume management and operation of the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede in 2020.  To ensure that the nonprofit organization is qualified to conduct the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede, the Transition Team has been provided critical elements that are to be achieved.   Since March 2019 Parks staff has been working with a consultant in developing policies, procedures, and potential services providers to support a Transition Team.

In a corresponding resolution, the County Commissioners adopted an ordinance repealing a Chapter of the County Code and dissolving the Kitsap County Fair Advisory Board. Click here for the Long Term Sustainability Study Report.

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
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 PERMANENTLY CLOSED
Kitsap County Fairgrounds
October 31, 2019 - The RV dump station located at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds is permanently closed.
Alternate dump locations
:
Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant - 1600 Oyster Bay Ave S, Bremerton
Karcher Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant - Beach Drive & Olney Ave, Port Orchard
Contact your local State Parks for RV dump site availability or call Kitsap 1 for more information 360-337-5777
PARK RESTROOMS & LAKE PARKS CLOSED
DURING WINTER SEASON
Long Lake Park
Park restrooms are closed from October 1st through March 31st for the winter season. The restrooms will reopen April 1st. Horseshoe Lake Park will closed on October 6th and reopen on April 1st. The restrooms at Silverdale Waterfront Park, South Kitsap Regional Park (by the Skate Park) and Anderson Hill Athletic Fields remain open throughout the season.
​​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. To see the press release click here.

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
November 20th at 6 p.m.     
Eagle's Nest Community Building - 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.