Category: Parks & Recreation

Love Birds? Check out the Rookery of Blue Herons on Bainbridge

Love Birds? Check out the Rookery of Blue Herons on Bainbridge

Great Blue Heron’s are almost as common on Bainbridge Island as the Majestic Eagle – which is their archenemy – and less so than Seagulls and other recognizable shore birds, such as Canadian Geese and Mallards, among others.

What’s cool …

BI Parks Foundation adds Trails to its list of Responsibilities

BI Parks Foundation adds Trails to its list of Responsibilities

Branding and re-branding is usually associated with business and Corporate America. No longer. Government entities – both locally and nationally – are re-branding themselves more often than not these days to better reflect their missions, demographics and logistics. One sterling …

Pickleball is Suddenly Gaining National Media Attention

Pickleball is Suddenly Gaining National Media Attention

Pickleball, and our own little rock here on Bainbridge Island – where the game was founded – is suddenly stepping into the national media spotlight. Yesterday (May 24, 2022) Sports Illustrated ran a cover story in it’s online magazine https://www.si.com/tag/daily-cover …

EDWIN E. RITCHIE OBSERVATORY AT BATTLE POINT PARK OPEN HOUSE (and much more) – SATURDAY, MAY 14TH

EDWIN E. RITCHIE OBSERVATORY AT BATTLE POINT PARK OPEN HOUSE (and much more) – SATURDAY, MAY 14TH

The Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA) is excited to invite you to join them at their Open House at the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park this Saturday. This will be the first live event in over …

Entrepreneur Graeme Esarey’s Quest to Make Sustainable Outdoor Equipment is Impressive!

Entrepreneur Graeme Esarey’s Quest to Make Sustainable Outdoor Equipment is Impressive!

Graeme Esarey, owner and founder of Ignik, a Bainbridge Island-based sustainable outdoor heating products maker, could be a character in a novel.

Moby Dick comes to mind, with a little bit of Around the World in 80 Days thrown …

Local Pickleballers Already Planning for August’s Founders Tournament

Local Pickleballers Already Planning for August’s Founders Tournament

With the game now firmly ensconced as the official sport of Washington State, local Pickleballers are moving forward on another front: again putting together plans to hold the much anticipated “Founders Tournament ” at Battle Point Park this coming August.…

Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd – Check Out All the Events Happening on Bainbridge Island This Week and Next

Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd – Check Out All the Events Happening on Bainbridge Island This Week and Next

Sustainable Bainbridge, in partnership with many other Bainbridge Island nonprofits, is hosting an incredible variety of opportunities, including weed pulls, Earth Day celebrations, recycling talks, climate change education, gardening and tree discussions, free invasive weed education and disposal, and …

Friends of the Farms – Commitment to Farmland Protection and Creating a Locally Focused Food System

Friends of the Farms – Commitment to Farmland Protection and Creating a Locally Focused Food System

Last month The Island Wanderer Blog did a feature on Bay Hay and Feed, and while there, I had the pleasure of meeting one of their employees, Tami Meader, who also happens to be on the board of Friends

Little Known Oddfellows Trail – on the South End – is Filled With Island History

Little Known Oddfellows Trail – on the South End – is Filled With Island History

Bainbridge Island has many miles of fun and challenging trails – most maintained by our wonderful Metro Parks & Recreation District.

An interesting little hike we discovered during the Pandemic is the Oddfellows Trail located – not surprisingly – on …

Springbrook Creek Preserve—Another Island Treasure protected by the Bainbridge Island Land Trust through the ongoing Stand for the Land Campaign

Springbrook Creek Preserve—Another Island Treasure protected by the Bainbridge Island Land Trust through the ongoing Stand for the Land Campaign

Springbrook Creek Preserve is located on Fletcher Bay Road at the NE Twin Ponds Road intersection (across from Johnson Farm). On a chilly, but beautiful day in early March, my husband, Bryan and I met with Sally Hewett, the Board …

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