Our Mission: Enhancing community by supporting a thriving system of parks, trails and open space
The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation (BIPF) is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization committed to the enhancement of the Island’s parks and recreational facilities and to expand opportunities for all to participate in recreational activities. The Parks Foundation is funded by private donors, grant sources and contributions to the ‘One Call For All Campaign’.
Our Vision Statement: Bainbridge Island will be a place of great parks, exceptional trails, vibrant green spaces and excellent recreational opportunities that connect our community.
TRAIL OPENING CELEBRATION, Saturday 11/28 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Hike the new Gazzam Trails this Thanksgiving weekend. Come say hi, for free maps and a snack: the Parks Foundation canopy will be set up on Crystal Springs Road, near Baker Hill Road at the new Veterane Trailhead (point 21). SEE MAP. Parking is available at Deerpath Lane, and Marshall Rd Gazzam lots, as well as some parking along Crystal Springs and Baker Hill Rd, near the Veterane Trail. A 4 mile loop can be walked by starting at the west trailhead of the Veterane Trail, at our tent, ascending the Trail, continuing north through Gazzam, turning west on the Knudsen Trail, then following Crystal Spring Rd. south to the starting point at the base of the Veterane Trail. The Knudsen Trail and stretches of the Veterane Trails were built by the Summer Trails crew, created and sponsored by the Parks Foundation with support from the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Monthly workparties aided progress on the Veterane Trail through the participation of many volunteers, including the energetic Gear Grinders and BHS Cross Country team. BI Trails are great – and together we can add more and make them better.
See you on the trail!
THE HIDDEN COVE DOCK NEEDS YOU!
DONATE TODAY to replace the deteriorating dock at Hidden Cove Park with an accessible, durable dock!
WHY is this Dock a community asset?
- Only 4% of BI shoreline is available for public use.
- This is the only public dock on the north half of the Island, one of only 3 Island-wide.
- A safe and accessible new dock design will be better for all.
- lt's located in a sun-warmed inner Port Madison harbor -- warmer water for swimming.
- Only public Island dock with a public float suitable for launching kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.
The Park District is being awarded a Washington State Grant for $300,000 and the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Rec District needs to come up with a matching $300,000 to replace the dock with an environmentally enhanced ADA accessible dock that will serve the community for years. Your donation will go to a$100,000 community boost so that the dock will be in place as soon as possible. We live on an island and appreciate the opportunity for water access and fun. Love your BI Parks…make a splash by contributing to a replacement dock at Hidden Cove Park!
Owen's Playground joins the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation.
The Foundation is pleased to announce that it is acting as Fiscal sponsor for this wonderful community project. Owen's Playground will be Bainbridge Island's first inclusive, barrier free playground... a place with play structures, water features, garden, natural areas, locally designed artistic features and more. This playground honors the memory of Owen Marshall, and will serve every child and family as an exhilarating play area. Donate to the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation for this remarkable playground. To learn more: http://www.owensplayground.org/my-blog/
Please visit again soon to learn more about the Bainbridge Island Park Foundation and how you can make a difference supporting our wonderful parks, trails and public spaces!