Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation District manages more than 1600 acres of parkland in more than 30 locations on the island, including one national park – Pritchard Park/Japanese American Exclusion Memorial; two former state parks – Fay Bainbridge ridge and Fort Ward; the Strawberry Hill Recreation Center; a public aquatic center with two pools; two off-leash dog parks and several historic buildings that are used for classes and events.

The best hiking can be found at Gazzam /lake and in the 240-acre Grand Forest of Bainbridge, which contains a 75-year-old evergreen forest, wetlands, wildlife habitat, and walking trails.

Battle Point Park features sports fields, walking/jogging paths, an astronomical observatory, a pond, a pea patch community garden, and the fantastic Kids Up playground.

Manzanita Park totals 120 acres and includes both walking and equestrian trails. The island is home to three golf courses–two private and one public.

With water all around us, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of it. Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and electric boats can be rented, as well as SCUBA gear.

Public boat launching sites are at Fort Ward and Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park. The latter also has a transient tie-up dock – and local marinas have temporary moorage available as well.

Both Fay Bainbridge and Fort Ward parks are waterfront parks with picnic facilities and restrooms. Camping and RV sites at Fay Bainbridge may be reserved online or by phone. A few public road ends around the island also provide access to the shore.


PUBLIC PARKS

Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation District
206-842-2306 | biparks.org

Fay Bainbridge Park | 206-842-3931
Fort Ward Park | 206-842-4041

City of Bainbridge Island Parks Waterfront Park
206-842-7633

National Parks/Japanese American Exclusion Memorial
206-855-9038 | bijac.com

PRIVATE PARKS & RESERVES

Bloedel Reserve
206-842-7631 | bloedelreserve.org

Halls Hill Lookout Park
Labyrinth and Blakely Harbor view
11113 Halls Hill Road

SPORTS

Meadowmeer Semi-Public Golf Course
206-842-2281 | meadowmeergolf.com

Island Health & Fitness
206-842-5720 | island-fitness.com

Bainbridge Athletic Club
206-842-5661 | bainbridgeathleticclub.com

Bainbridge Island Crossfit
206-713-7820 | bainbridgeislandcrossfit.com

Island Rock Gym
206-451-4020 | islandrockgym.com

B.I. Cycle Shop
Sales & Repair
206-842-6413 | b-i-cycle.com

Bike Barn Rentals
Bike rentals (Jun-Sep)
206-842-3434 | bikebarnrentals.com

BOATS & WATER SPORTS

Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center
Two indoor pools
206-842-2302 | biparks.org

Exotic Aquatics
Kayak & SCUBA rentals
206-842-1980 | exoticaquatics.com

Tyee Charters
Fishing charters
206-855-9756 | tyeecharters.net

Blue Whale Sail
206-496-4914 | bluewhalesail.com

Sail Bainbridge
206-788-6512 | sailbainbridge.com

Dreamboat Adventure Sailing
541-953-3936 | dreamboatadventuresailing.com

MARINAS & SERVICES

Eagledale Moorings
206-842-7751 | eaglemoorings.com

Harbour Marina
206-8420-6502 | harbourmarina.com

Passas Small Engine
Boat motor repair & marine services
206-390-4651 | passasmarine.com