Category: Parks & Recreation

Playing Pickleball Whilst Watching Some Great Founders Tourney Action

Playing Pickleball Whilst Watching Some Great Founders Tourney Action

Pickleball anyone? My wife and I recently took up PB – as many call it – after taking lessons from the Bainbridge Metro Parks District.

Our teacher, David Anderson, was great, explaining the rules, the funky scoring system, when to …

Pickleball in National Limelight; Founders Tourney on Tap (correction)

Pickleball in National Limelight; Founders Tourney on Tap (correction)

*August 5, 2022 – Editors Note: this article was corrected to remove an editing error in paragraph two (reference to Terry and Marty Smith)

Pickleball is becoming ubiquitous. The game that had its humble beginnings on our little rock back …

The Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation District Presents: Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Battle Point Park

The Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation District Presents: Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Battle Point Park

The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Rec District’s summer concert series is back and bigger than ever! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends to hear FREE live music from highly celebrated artists from the Pacific Northwest. Pack a …

Fireworks are banned on the Island, but You’ll Definitely Hear Them this 4th!

Fireworks are banned on the Island, but You’ll Definitely Hear Them this 4th!

The Fourth of July on Bainbridge Island has always been a festive affair. Besides all the fun activities around the Grand Old Fourth of July celebration in Downtown Winslow – the Street Fair, the Classic Car Show, the Parade, and …

Reaching for the Stars: The Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park – Built for and by Bainbridge Islanders

Reaching for the Stars: The Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park – Built for and by Bainbridge Islanders

In 1992, three not-so-amateurish astronomers, Edwin E. Ritchie, John H. Rudolph and Mac Gardiner founded the Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA), named for the location in which the group met at Battle Point Park. Although we definitely have our share …

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 …

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