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Community Conversation: It Takes a Village

10 – 2 Saturday Feb. 28th, Waterfront Park Community Center

The Village concept is a rapidly-growing national movement offering an option for meeting the needs of the growing older population by making it possible for people to stay in their homes and age in place. This consumer-driven and person-centered approach offers an alternative to institutional care. more info.

Seating limited. Register online, activity #162495-01 or call 842.1616. $20 includes materials, keynote facilitator and lunch.

 

Sakai Property

On February 10, the citizens of Bainbridge Island, by a super-majority, voted to create a central park at the heart of the Island.  The 23 acre Sakai property now belongs to the community to be a park for generations into the future.

First, thanks to the Sakai family, John, Maryann and Dean, for making a "Park in the Heart of the Island" possible.  Without the Sakai family's willingness to work with the Park District on the idea of turning their land into a park and their family tradition of supporting the community we would not have had the opportunity Bainbridge Island realized with this vote.

Second, thanks to People for Parks co-chairs Jason Shutt and Bruce Weiland for putting together a positive, outstanding, and winning campaign that resulted in a wonderful addition to our amazing park system.  Other members campaign committee included Tom McCloskey (Treasurer), Anson Brooks (Communications), Margaret Powers (Volunteer Coordinator), Lee Robinson (Volunteer Coordinator), David Harrison (Fund Raising), Jim Chapel (Fund Raising), and Lee Cross (Park District Liaison).

And most importantly, thank you to the citizens of Bainbridge Island who took the time and effort to learn about the Sakai property proposal and then vote to support this new park.  It affirms the value the community places on parks, open space and protecting our Island's environment and heritage.  These values and the sense of community they generate is what makes Bainbridge Island a unique and  wonderful place to live.

The Board of Commissioners is looking forward to working with all the citizens of the Island to determine how the Sakai property will be developed as a park.  Click here for Resolution 2015-02, regarding the Sakai public planning process.

Thank You.

For the Board of Commissioners.
Kirk Robinson, Chair

Featured classes for Winter:

GO RUN FOR GIRLS - Spring Session
Come join Anne Howard Lindquist and Laura Van Dyke for the spring season of GoRun for Girls. GoRun girls will be training for the Viking Fest 1 mile, which is the morning of May 16 in Poulsbo. The team will meet at a Sakai Intermediate School classroom, with games, activities and runs taking place all around the Sakai/ Woodward campus. We will take a few field trips to explore local trails and parks via parent/coach-driven carpools. On field trip days, pickup is at 5:00pm. Parents are welcome to meet with coaches at our info meeting, tentatively scheduled for April 14, 4:15-4:45pm.
111388-01 TTh 3:15-4:45p 4/7-5/21 $195

MONDAY SCIENCE LAB for March: “Marble Mania!” On March 9 from 1:45 to 4:15pm at Camp Yeomalt, ages 5-10 can join Mr. Tim Lowell for marble experiments with gravity, fun physics, and races in your own crazy wall run! See page 8.

WE-DO ROBOTICS after school at Sakai with Bricks 4 Kidz! 4-week sessions of LEGO® We-Do robotics fun happen on Wednesdays for grades 5-6! Held at Sakai; laptops are provided during class. See page 7.

WILDLIFE BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURES: Join us on selected Fridays to learn about local wildfire and the land that provides their habitat. Bring your lunch and your curiosity! More info see page 42.

ACRO GYMNASTICS: Did you see Acro Army last year on American's Got Talent? We will teach you how to balance, hold, turn, leap or jump using a partner or on your own. See page 22.

BEGINNING GUITAR: New Year! New Music! Let Bradley Tatum teach you the fundamentals of guitar playing in a fun and interactive small class environment! See page 37.

MULTIMEDIA ART WORKSHOPS with Austin Ohm. Have fun on your Early Dismissal Monday afternoons Drawing & Cartooning, Painting , Collage, Sculpture and more at Strawberry Hill Center with Austin Ohm. See page 8


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    Programs

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    Aquatic Center

    Adult and youth swimming and fitness, swim clubs and events.

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    Parks & Trails

    32 miles of trails, over 1600 acres of parkland. Get out and explore!

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Our Mission

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. Read more

Office Hours

Our administrative offices are located at 7666 NE High School Road.
Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

 

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View our Winter & Spring classes! Click the pic above. Registration is now ongoing.

 

 

Welcome to our new Website!

We hope you find it informative, interesting and easy to navigate. We know there will be a few glitches and errors and would appreciate your letting us know as you find them by sending an email to georgia@biparks.org. Please put 'website' in the subject line. Thank you!