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.
COME TO THE LABOR DAY BEACH PARTY
Monday, September 7th
11 AM to 3 PM
Fay Bainbridge Park
Celebrate our island parks with end-of-summer fun.
Live bands, fabulous food trucks, games and more!
Bring a picnic and learn about ways to enhance your public spaces. Or buy yummy fare for lunch, wiggle your toes in the sand and have some fun with friends.
Kick back on the beach and enjoy the local talent:
Johnny Bregar is known for engaging music that's enjoyed by kiddos and adults alike. Glowing reviews from NYC report: “Bregar’s been doin’ his homework…originals like “Blue Dog,” “Blackberry Pie,” and “Owl” are wonderfully authentic, to the point where you would think they’re Americana relics. ” Johnny will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Mike Derzon.
Ben Greene, Cory Derzon-Supplee, Riley Cawmen, and John Devlin: These local 13 and 14 year olds pack a punch of alternative rock tunes.
Buckshot is a four-piece string band that plays original well-crafted songs, traditional fiddle tunes, and fun covers such as "I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open" made popular by Dolly Parton. Buckshot includes: Johnny Bregar (Guitar, Vocals), Mike Derzon (Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Trumpet, Vocals), John “JJ” Jewell (Fiddle), Peter Vosshall (Upright Bass, Vocals)
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!