The picnic will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Preserve and feature music by Bainbridge Island’s own Buckshot String Band.
The event, presented by the Friends of Moritani and the Bainbridge Parks Foundation, is free and open to the public. There is no parking at the Preserve, and very limited parking on surrounding streets – so sponsors ask that people walk or bike to the event, or park in Downtown Winslow.
Bring a blanket and a picnic or a snack and enjoy the surroundings of this in-town setting located between Winslow Way and Shepard Way.
The Preserve, now filled with firs, maples, dogwoods, a few fruit trees and any number of native and non-native shrubs and grasses, was once a strawberry farm owned and operated by the Moritani family – a longtime island family of Japanese descent.
The nine-acre passive park is a great place to commune with nature, walk your dog on several designated paths, enjoy time with friends or family, or just hang out on one of several beautifully designed wooden benches.