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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Building Community through the Outdoors

The Outdoor Programs mission is quite simple - Get more folks outdoors.  The rewards by doing so are numerous: building and strengthening of community, increased health and fitness, greater environmental stewardship, learning lifelong skills, intrinsic challenges, and sense of accomplishment.

We focus on breaking down the barriers that can inhibit people from participating in the outdoors – lack of equipment, limited experience, physical abilities, etc – and we strive to offer affordable, diverse, and inclusive programming for a wide variety of ages.

Fall 2014 Outdoor Programs

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Shellfishing - Thanks Everyone!

Thank you to all who joined us for making this last Dosewallips shellfishing class the best ever! We had an absolute blast foraging and cooking with you all. Below are Susan Choi’s great photos detailing our adventure as well as Langdon’s most recent blog post. Hope to see you all again soon!

Susan Choi’s photos: http://dosewallips.sphotographylife.com
Langdon’s FOTL blog post: http://fat-of-the-land.blogspot.com/2013/03/pimenton-clams-and-pig-face.html

OP Staff

Meet our staff – coming soon!  It takes time for everyone to write a short bio.


Adult Waiver & Medical Form

Youth Waiver & Medical Form

Program Evaluation

Code of Conduct

Outdoor Gear Bank


View all the photos from our classes, trips, and other programs!


Job Opportunities

Please check back periodically for more opportunities or call Jeff at (206) 842-2306 x115.
Assistant Outdoor Instructor - Wilderness Trips
Outdoor Programs Leader - Wilderness Trips
Districtwide Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Districtwide opportunities
Volunteer Application

Outdoor Partners

Help build our outdoor community!  If you know of an individual, company, or non-profit organization that would like to help us break down the barriers and get more folks outdoors, we would love to speak with them!    Please contact Jeff Ozimek for more information.
The Outdoor Programs is proud to partner with a variety of outdoor organizations and businesses such as: Gmap4, Washington Trails Association, The Mount Tahoma Trails Association, Battle Point Astronomical Association, Bainbridge Island Rowing, Squeaky Wheels, Wildernest Outdoor Store, Bainbridge Island Cycle Shop, North Kitsap Trails Association, Kitsap Audubon Society,  Bainbridge Island Fly Fishing Club, Bainbridge Island Beach Naturalists, and The Weed Warriors.
Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support!  Through their efforts they have greatly helped break down the barriers that can inhibit participation in outdoor activities.  With their support we will be able to get more people outdoors and help foster a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts and environmental stewards.

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Interested in helping spread the word about some of our fantastic outdoor programs to our community?  Great!  Newspaper reporters, bloggers, free lance journalists, and contract photographers are welcome to attend many of our programs.  Please contact Jeff Ozimek for more information.

Media - Articles

08/25/12 - Inside Bainbridge - Fall Sailing
12/19/11 – Kitsap Sun – Ski bus
12/5/11 – Inside Bainbridge – Ski Bus
11/20/11 – NW Wine Anthem – Wine Making Part II
11/1/11 – NW Wine Anthem – Wine Making Part 1
10/16/11 – Chris Laurion Photography – Crush “Winemaking 101”
9/2/11 – Bainbridge Island Review – Outdoor Programs cover story
6/23/11 – Fat of the Land – Geoduck Dig!
6/23/11 – Photo slideshow from a participant – Geoduck Dig!
5/6/11 – Second Food Life article on our Shellfish Foraging & Cooking class
5/4/11 – First Food Life article on our Shellfish Foraging & Cooking class
5/2/11 - Seattle Weekly article on our Shellfish Foraging & Cooking class
4/5/11 - Fresh Picked Seattle article on our Stinging Nettles class.
3/26/11 - Kitsap Sun article on our Stinging Nettles class
3/26/11 - Food life article on our Stinging Nettles class

Contact Information

We love to hear from you!  If you have questions regarding a program, an idea for a new program, or would like to help “Get more folks outdoors”, we would love to speak with you!
Jeff Ozimek, M.S.
Outdoor Programs Coordinator
Office:  (206) 842-2306 x115
Cell:  (206) 883-5768

Would you like to receive updates about upcoming classes and trips hosted by the Outdoor Programs? Send an email to jeff@biparks.org to be added to the list.  Email updates are sent out approximately once a month.

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