July Is Park and Recreation Month
This July celebrate Park and Recreation Month by exploring everything your local Kitsap County Parks offer! "A Lifetime of Discovery" awaits you at your local park.Our park system offers hiking and walking trails, beach access, swimming areas, athletic fields, viewpoints, picnic areas, playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks, rental facilities, a golf course and more. Our parks, trails and open space lands offer health and activity benefits for the entire community. For more information about Park and Recreation Month and to download fun July activities visit www.nrpa.org/events/july
Kitsap Salmon ToursNovember 3rd, 2018 10AM - 2PM
Celebrate the return of salmon to Kitsap Streams at these FREE events.
Bring family and friends to celebrate the return of salmon to Kitsap streams at these FREE events!It may be raining, but we’ll be there rain or shine. Please dress for the weather, wear comfortable waterproof shoes, and exercise caution when parking and/or crossing roads. Some sites involve a hike to the stream (especially the Rhododendron Preserve).
Tracking the Thunderbird
Tracking the Thunderbird is a game for all ages where you learn about the water cycle, while solving clues that take you to parks in the county where the mythological Thunderbird has left a "Track". Grab a map and start your quest for the locations of the nine Thunderbird Tracks!
This game is ideal for families, schools, scout groups and more. The pursuit of the Thunderbird is a great opportunity to get outside and discover parts of Kitsap County that you haven't seen before.
How to play:
Game play is easy; Get a small binder or folder to store all of the clues in. When we release the clues on our website, print them out and study them, some of them are tricky! This is where the binder comes in handy. When you think you know where the track is located, go to the park and sketch or take a picture of the thunderbird track on the blank pages (artistic talent is not judged). At the end of the program, if you can prove you found all 9 Thunderbird tracks, you will get a souvenir! Please Note: Some of the tracks are located in State owned parks, and will require a Discover pass that is clearly displayed to enter.
Track #3 at Wicks Lake has gone missing - the Parks Department is working on locating the track.
Thunderbird Track Clues: Clue #1, Clue #2, Clue #3, Clue #4, Clue #5, Clue #6, Clue #7, Clue #8, Clue #9
Check out the Thunderbird Track Finds(Pictures courtesy of Joseph & Twila McArdle)
Are You Tracking the Thunderbird? Have You Found One? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Park RulesDisc Golf Course Map
From the Bremerton Ferry: Follow traffic off ferry. Turn right at Warren Avenue and drive approximately 4 miles. Turn left at Fairgrounds Road. Drive 1.4 miles to Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Event Center. Look for the Gordon Field soccer park on the right.
From North of Silverdale Hwy 3 South: Take the Silverdale/East Bremerton exit. Turn onto Hwy 303 toward East Bremerton/Waaga Way. Take the Central Valley exit. Proceed straight through the stop light. Turn left at Nels Nelson Road. Turn right at Fairgrounds Road. Drive through Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Event Center. Look for the Gordon Field soccer park on the right. From South of Silverdale Hwy 3: Take the Newberry Hill Rd. exit, turn right onto Silverdale Way. Turn right at the second traffic light, Bucklin Hill Road. Turn right on Nels Nelson Road. Turn right at Fairground Road. Drive through Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Event Center. Look for the Gordon Field soccer park on the right.
Please visit West Sound Disc Golf Association for more information about Disc Golf.