Category: Parks & Recreation

Contingent of Foreign and Out-of-State Players Help Enrich Bainbridge’s Founders Tournament

BIHM Founders Tournament logo 2023 - courtesy of Bainbridge Island Historical MuseumChohika “Char” Wannachinda lives in Seattle now, but she was born and raised in Thailand. The 45-year-old marketing director for a Seattle-area senior living firm started playing Pickleball just four and a half months ago, but her game is so …

Northwest Trolls – The Way of the Bird King comes to Sakai Park    

NW Trolls logoIf you’re a follower of our local social media, or visitor to Sakai Park, you might have noticed that something is afoot…the construction of a large-scale whimsical troll. Bainbridge Island joins four other WA sites—West Seattle, City of Issaquah, Vashon …

Even if you don’t play Pickleball, the Upcoming Founders Tournament is a fun Place to Hang Out and Soak Up the Games

Founders Tournament logoLooking for a fun diversion from the Dog Days of summer? Pickleball’s Founders Tournament might be your ticket.

The tourney, now in its fourth year, will be held from August 8th through August 13th at the Founders Courts

2023 Grand Old Fourth of July – a day in pictures!

GO4poster2023 original artwork by Eleanor Ford - image credit Bainbridge Chamber of CommerceThe Grand Old Fourth of July on Bainbridge Island was great hit with thousands of people descending on the streets of Downtown Winslow yesterday (July 4, 2023) to enjoy a whole array of festivities, from fun runs and a pancake …

Bainbridge Island receives $1.7M to Further Plan the Ambitious Sound to Olympics Trail

PS2P ImageThe City of Bainbridge Island will receive $1.7million in federal funding to plan the Sound to Olympics Trail from Winslow to the Agate Passage Bridge.

The award is part of a larger, $16.13 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability

Island Pickleballers and Tennis Players Face Off at Park Board Meeting over Courts and Playing Time

Pickleball for all November 2022Pickleball vs. Tennis. It’s a conflict that’s playing out in communities big and small all over the country, and it’s now coming to a head right here on our little island, where Pickleball was founded nearly five decades ago.

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Indoor and Outdoor Experiences/Camps for Kids, Summer Concerts and Movies in the Park, and much more! Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District has something for everyone this summer!

The summer season is gearing up and the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District is buzzing with excitement! BIMPRD has a fantastic line-up this summer full of enriching recreational activities for people of all ages and interests. Whether you’re …

City News Bytes: Boaters Fair Saturday, Ferries Want to Hear From You, Cast Your Vote for BI Reads, New Charging Stations, Rolfes Now a County Commissioner, Japanese Memorials gets Funding, Beach Explorations and Ask a Master Gardener

City News BytesDON’T MISS THE ANNUAL BOATERS’ FAIR AT EAGLE HARBOR WATERFRONT PARK THIS COMING SATURDAY – A slew of local organizations will be on hand this coming Saturday June 10 at Waterfront Park at the annual Boaters Fair. Representatives from the …

Restoring History for the Community – Fort Ward Community Hall Dedication and Open House, Saturday, June 17th!

Fort Ward Community Hall poster 2It all began more than a century ago, when a little brick bakery was built within the confines of Fort Ward to serve the military community that lived there. However, its story was just beginning.

Fort Ward was established in …

City and Parks Combine to Launch the Much Talked about Lost Valley Trail

Lost Valley Cross-Island Trail Map courtesy of BI Parks and Trails FoundationSome twenty-plus years in the planning stages, the revered and much talked about Lost Valley Trail is inching its way towards reality. The Bainbridge Island City Council recently okayed the Lost Valley Trail project, which is a partnership between the …

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