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Craving outdoor adventures? Parks and Rec can help!

Craving outdoor adventures? Parks and Rec can help!

Jeff Ozimek, Parks and Rec Outdoor Programs Manager Ever wanted to explore the Pacific Northwest mountain ranges but didn’t know how? Ever see the sailing classes in Eagle Harbor and wonder how you could participate? Ever want to learn basic outdoor skills but didn’t know […]

City Hall Leaders Discuss Key Current Issues

City Hall Leaders Discuss Key Current Issues

Bainbridge Island City Hall City Manager Morgan Smith and Public Works Director Chris Wierzbicki discuss several important items currently in process with the city including the sustainable transportation plan, roundabouts on 305 and taller water tanks. Several topics are discussed in this important dialogue and […]

Bright Lights, Small Island

Bright Lights, Small Island

  Now that we’re into the Fall season, the light is changing and we find ourselves walking, running, cycling and driving more in the dark. How can we keep ourselves safe after dark? As part of our ongoing series with the Bainbridge Island Parks and […]

KidsUp Playground Update

KidsUp Playground Update

The future of play on the island has never looked brighter. There is an effort, in partnership with the Bainbridge Island Parks & Recreation District and the Parks Foundation, to replace the damaged Kid’s Up Playground at Battle Point Park. If you’ve ever visited Battle […]

Behind the Scenes at Parks & Rec

Behind the Scenes at Parks & Rec

Parks & Rec Community Outreach Program Manager Ashley Miller  Ever wonder about the engine that drives the island’s robust recreation programming? Learn who is behind the curtain bringing your favorite island events to life and why they do it! This podcast contributes to our ongoing […]

Girl Up comes to Bainbridge Island

Girl Up comes to Bainbridge Island

GirlUp is a chapter of the global United Nations Foundation which gives girls the resources they need to impact change in the world. Listen here as Bainbridge high school student Merrill Keating explains why she started a GirlUp club at the high school and what […]

Parks department to launch Comprehensive Plan — and you can help!

Parks department to launch Comprehensive Plan — and you can help!

What will the future of island parks and recreation hold for you? The BI Metro Park & Recreation District is currently updating their Comprehensive Plan, which will forecast trends and identify priorities from 2020 to 2026. You can contribute your own ideas by answering their […]

Climate & Energy Forum introduces Our Children’s Trust June 1

Climate & Energy Forum introduces Our Children’s Trust June 1

In an attempt to curb climate change, increasing numbers of young people are being helped by Our Children’s Trust to sue the federal and some state governments, asserting that government’s failure to take action has violated their constitutional right to life, liberty and property. Learn […]

Explore how climate change will affect Bainbridge Island May 21

Explore how climate change will affect Bainbridge Island May 21

Stacy Nordgren and Lara Hansen Join the community discussion about how Bainbridge Island can adapt to climate change at the Climate and Energy Forum on Tuesday May 21 at 7pm at the Good Egg. Speakers: Lara Hansen from EcoAdapt, Stacey Nordgren from Foresight Partners Consulting […]

Fourth Annual Trillium Trail Run: Saturday May 11

Fourth Annual Trillium Trail Run: Saturday May 11

Ready, Set, Go! The Fourth Annual Trillium Trail Run starts at 9:30 am on Saturday May 11 at Battle Point Park, and ends with food and live music from Seattle band Mud Junket. Don’t miss it! As the island’s only organized and supported trail run, […]