The Kitsap County Parks Department is committed to providing quality-of-life enhancing opportunities through the management of natural areas and specialized facilities, fostering community stewardship, and offering an outstanding service-oriented environment.


Point No Point Park: WDFW Parking Lot Open 

The main parking lot at Point No Point Park remains closed due to the significant damage caused by the past winter storms. However, we have good news to share.

On May 1st the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will be opening their parking lot located on Point No Point Road for the summer season. In addition to the normal use the parking lot provides and until Point No Point Park is open again to vehicular access, the WDFW parking lot may also serve as a location from which visitors may park and walk to Point No Point Park. A Discover Pass will be required to park in the WDFW parking lot. Passes can be purchased online and in person. For more information, please visit

We are asking visitors to:

• Respect the beach and tidelands on both sides of the WDFW access area, as they are privately owned; to please be mindful of this and treat these areas with care and consideration.

• To reach Point No Point Park, we are asking visitors to walk along the road; this is indicated on the provided map and signage. This route is intended to lead visitors to the park safely while minimizing disturbance to the neighboring properties.

• We are requesting visitors to respect the privacy and property of the adjoining property owners and that it is important to refrain from stopping or loitering on private tidelands for any reason.

Our hope is that the with the opening of the WDFW parking lot, it will help alleviate traffic impacts during the upcoming summer season.

For questions or more information, please contact

Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park - Restorative Selective Forest Thinning:

11 trail sections will be CLOSED PERIODICALLY starting Monday, April 3, 2023, due to Restorative Selective Forest Thinning operations underway (click for map). The project is anticipated to last 6 months.

• Please exercise caution when entering the park through Bayview Trailhead on weekdays between the hours of 4am and 1pm.

• Large trucks will haul logs north on the G1000 and leaving the park using the Bayview gate/trailhead three to four times daily.

• By removing some trees in a densely packed forest, more sunlight can reach the forest understory to promote growth of diverse plant life and provide more habitat for wildlife.

For more information, please e-mail

Flooding at Point No Point County Park and Surrounding Area - February 6 Update:

Point No Point Park will remain closed to vehicular traffic for the foreseeable future due to storm and flooding impacts. The entrance road to the park, Point No Point Road, will remain closed to the public but is open for residents to access their properties.  Point No Point Road and Park are now open to the US Coast Guard, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Lighthouse Society employees, Lighthouse Society vacation rentals, contractors, and service vehicles.  Authorized vehicles will display a permit in the window. Pedestrian access to Point No Point Park is permitted from Thor's Road trailhead. Please obey all trail signs and respect private property.

ark repairs and beach rehabilitation are currently under evaluation; park access and use may change to accommodate construction and repair work.  New updates will be posted as needed.

Details at


Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Framework

Kitsap County Parks is pleased to present the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Framework. This framework is based on input from the public, the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, the Suquamish Tribe, focus groups, the Parks Advisory Board, the project steering committee, the Port Gamble Stewards, Kitsap County staff, and County Commissioners.

View the project website for the background on this planning effort, maps, and other reference materials by clicking here.

Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Framework Documents:

Executive Summary

Full Report


Coulter Creek Heritage Park Planning Meeting #2

Please join us at the Calvinwood Lodge at 6838 Calvinwood Road SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366 (Lodge Near Wetland Complex) on January 30, 2023 (6:00 – 8:00 pm).

This will be a night of discussion as we present information on developing a formal master plan for the properties that make up the Coulter Creek Heritage Park in South Kitsap.

Before the meeting, we invite you to attend a facility tour from 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm.

This meeting will be in-person only, with no online feed due to the internet availably. This meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the Parks Department's website. 

This next phase in developing the master plan outlines access points to the park, trailheads, trails, and other active/passive recreational areas. This work will be conducted along with the County’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) update for all County’s planning under the Growth Management Act, with a targeted completion date in December of 2023. Once drafted, Staff will begin working on the plan through the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and the Board of County Commissioners for final approval and to begin implementation, grant funding, etc. 


Landscape Designations, Definitions and Draft Map

Draft Resources Management Plan

Forest Stewardship Plan

Recording of meeting #1 can be accessed online by clicking here.

Recording of meeting #2 can be accessed online by clicking here.

For questions or more information, please email

Island Lake Park Fishing Pier

The fishing pier located at Island Lake Park is currently closed due to damage received in the summer of 2021. The parks department will be assessing the damage for future repair. Please refer to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife for a list of alternate fishing locations and regulations.

Silverdale Waterfront Park - Bayshore, Washington & Byron Improvement Project

Click here for more information on the Bayshore, Washington & Byron Improvement Project.

Trail Closure at Guillemot Cove

The beach access trail is closed until required permitting and construction of an additional section of the boardwalk is completed. Please respect trail barriers and signs.

Conservation Futures Grant Update

Early this year, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners announced that the County would consider applications for land and/or conservation futures acquisition during the year through a competitive process and will distribute up to $300,000 of conservation futures tax revenue to eligible projects and organizations. Those entities include Cities, Metropolitan Park Districts, Metropolitan Municipal Corporations, Nonprofit Historic Preservation Corporations, and Nonprofit Nature Conservancy Corporations or Associations. Click here to view more information on the Conservation Futures Grant.

 Parks Office

Director: Alex Wisniewski

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(closed 12 - 1 p.m. and Weekends/Holidays)

Phone:  360-337-5350
Fax: 360.337.5385

Office Location: 
1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd,
Bremerton, WA 98311

Mailing Address: 
614 Division St MS-1,
Port Orchard, WA 98366

  Kitsap County Parks Office

Parks Advisory Board

The Parks Advisory Board meets at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Eagles Nest of the Kitsap County Fairgrounds and online via Zoom.
Find more information on the Parks Advisory Board website.

Upcoming Parks Advisory Board meeting:
Wednesday, May 17• 6-8:00 p.m.
Agenda Packet •  Zoom Link

Kitsap County Parks Foundation

​The Kitsap County Parks Foundation provides an opportunity for those interested in donating money towards the betterment of the County parks. Donations, either general or project specific, will help improve the quality of your parks and enhance visitor experiences.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Kitsap County Parks Foundation. If you wish to support the parks in other ways please visit the volunteer link to see what opportunities may be available.