Welcome to the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District web site.
Each year thousands of island residents of all ages benefit from a robust menu of classes, activities and special events. We also maintain and operate over 1500 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland on Bainbridge Island.
Check out our newest facility - the beautifully restored Prue's House at Hilltop!
Have you stopped by the Waterfront Park Community Center lately? Come in and view the renovated facility. Room rentals are available!
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PUBLIC MEETING NOTES
In the links below are the comments from the three community meetings held in mid-November. These community meetings provide an initial effort to help gage community sentiment in areas of household participation and areas where the public may seek changes or additions to our comprehensive plan. We would like to thank the approximately 150 people that attended and participated in our recent community dialogues.
Public Meeting Notes 11-12-2013 & 11-14-2013. Public Meeting Notes 11-22-2013.
RED CROSS BABYSITTER TRAINING!
SEVERAL OPENINGS LEFT FOR THIS SATURDAY! for ages 12 and older
Invest some time to jumpstart your money-earning ability and knowledge of younger children: so many families appreciate a trained sitter! Join your Red Cross instructors for a fun day of basic first aid and safety skills, age-appropriate activities, infant handling, cpr, marketing your services and more. Class size is limited. Camp Yeomalt classroom.
570823--02 Sa 9:00-4:00p 12/14 $95. REGISTER ON-LINE!
FUN AT THE AQUATIC CENTER!
Watercolor fun in the tot pool and hot tub, inner tube polo and parent and child game time! Check it all out here.
WINTER BREAK - CIRCUS SKILLS CLINIC
This clinic offers children the opportunity to learn a wide range of circus skills with an emphasis on acrobatics (tumbling), juggling, clowning, balancing, hoop diving, handstands, aerial awareness and trampoline. Students will also be introduced to clowning and creative movement. This is a great introductory circus skills experience for young people wishing to discover, enjoy and practice a wide array of skills. January 2 from 2-4p. More on page 13.
WINTER BREAK - FLIPPING AND TWISTING CLINIC
This clinic offers the student opportunity to learn both flipping and twisting skills using the mini tramp, tumbl trak, and mats. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of skills ranging from gymnastics base skills and street running/parkour. January 2 from 4-6p. More on page 13
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND PARKS FOUNDATION OFFERS UP TO $15,000 IN GRANT AWARDS: SUBMISSION DEADLINE December 3, 2013
Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation has up to $15,000 in grant funds available for distribution this fall and is now accepting grant applications. Groups and organizations do not need to be 501(c)3 organization to be eligible for a grant. For more info please visit www.biparksfoundation.org.
PUBLIC HEARING: BLAKELY HARBOR PARK
On September 12, 2013, the Park District held a public hearing to consider changes to BlakelyHarbor Park's concept plan that was previously adopted in 2001. Please click here for more information and how to provide public comment. Click here to view the conceptual landscape plan.
ACCESSIBILITY TO PROGRAMS
The BI Metro Park & Recreation District will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy BIMPRD programs, services and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the BI Metro Park & Recreation District should contact the District’s ADA Coordinator (206)842-2306 x120 or email@example.com . Parents of children who plan to participate in the District’s Rec-Companion program are asked to contact the ADA Coordinator prior to class registration to ensure that use of this resource is available to all who wish to participate throughout the year.
SCHEL CHELB PLAY AREA
Work Notice: We are currently in process of realigning the trail from Point White Dr north to inside its permanent trail easement.
Concept plans for play area proposed at Schel Chelb Park have been approved by the Park District Board for fundraising purposes. See concept plan here and play area sketch here. More information and opportunities for public input to follow.
The mission of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is to build a healthy community through effective, sustainable stewardship of the District’s parks and open space, and through the development and delivery of innovative cultural and recreation opportunities.
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