Kitsap County is home to so many great playgrounds. Here are some of our favorites to check out with the little ones in your life.
KidsUp! Playground, Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island
Kitsap’s new place for fun, this playground, centered around a ferry boat-themed structure, opened on September 4, 2021. Replacing the ever-popular wooden playground built in 2001, the new design is meant to better withstand the PNW elements. The main attraction is the custom-built, 47-foot long, two-level ferry boat structure that has a “tricycle track” in the middle. Surrounding the ferry are orcas, a lookout pier, and a sandy beach for digging. This inclusive playground was designed to be used by children of all abilities, and also features some of the aspects of the original playground, reimagined.
A multi-year project, more than $500,000 was raised by Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation for the playground’s remodel, with the cost of the project totaling more than $600,000. Battle Point Park encompasses 90.3 acres and has a multi-use trail, sports courts, multiple sports fields, a horse area, and picnic shelters.
Another great accessible playground on Bainbridge Island is Owens Playground at Rotary Park.
Kitsap Memorial Park, Poulsbo
Located on the Hood Canal, Kitsap Memorial State Park is a great family-friendly spot. The playground equipment blends into the scenery with a brown and green tree and boat theme. Here you will find multiple slides and climbing structures as well as swings.
Rounding out the park are multiple fields, a volleyball court, and a horseshoe pit. Enjoy the park’s trails, beach access, ramada and facility rentals, and campground.
Village Green Park, Kingston
Part of the Village Green Community Center campus, this park is a wonderful spot for kids with playground equipment suitable for younger children including swings, a play structure with slides, a rope/web climbing structure, and large fields for playing. There is a reservable ramada as well. There’s also a free little library. The Billy Johnson Skatepark is also located nearby.
On this campus, you’ll also find the North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club, and Kingston’s branch of the Kitsap Regional Library. The Community Center is also home to various programs and has multiple reservable rooms.
Evergreen Rotary Park Inclusive Playground, Bremerton
Kids will love this park’s swings, slides, climbing structures, and ropes, as well as musical panels, a merry-go-round, and spinning seats. The first inclusive playground in Kitsap, this accessible playground opened in August of 2014. Fundraising and grants helped to fund the $523,000 revamp of the prior play structures. It’s now a playground for kids of all abilities to enjoy. Special anti-static materials were used for the equipment, making it safe for children with hearing devices. Also, artificial turf makes it easy to maneuver for wheelchairs.
Additionally, Evergreen Rotary Park is the site of the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial and the Bremerton Farmers Market on Thursdays from April to October.
Suquamish Shores Natural Play Area, Suquamish
One of the newest parks in Kitsap, this nature-themed playground pays homage to the Suquamish Tribe. It features a pod of orcas to climb on, rope bridges, a spinning basket, a small slide, and a large boulder with Tribal art. You can find Lushootseed phrases on the walkways with English translations printed below. There is a picnic area and public restrooms with changing tables. The park was part of the Tribe’s first phase of development on land returned to the Suquamish people in 2018, after a 50-year lease expired.
From this park, you can access most of the cultural sites in Suquamish, including Chief Seattle’s gravesite, the Suquamish Museum, the Suquamish Veterans Memorial, and the House of Awakened Culture.
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