Recreation on Bainbridge Island

The City of Bainbridge Island has a beautiful, diverse selection of parks, click here for a park map.

There are two main parks on the island (formerly state parks):  Fort Ward and Fay Bainbridge Park Fort Ward has a boat launch and Fay Bainbridge has a campground.

Golf Courses

Beach/Shoreline Access

You will learn a lot about little known access points is you follow this link and open the PDF’s.  There are maps and directions.  A handy guidebook to print out and keep in the car.  Many of these spots are not easy to find, but with the directions, you will discover some amazing sights. Beach/Shoreline Access Guidebook.

Boating Rental, Schools & Moorage

Overnight moorage and a boat launch is available through the City of Bainbridge Island, Pier at Eagle Harbor. Anchorage buoys are available at Fay Bainbridge Park.

Back of Beyond Boat Rental.

Bainbridge Island Rowing Club – crew for ages 13 and up

Port Madison Yacht Club – club and popular sailing school

Fort Ward boat launch.

  • The Eagle Harbor Marina
    5834 Ward Street NE
    Manager: Dan Homick
    Rates vary – click here for more info
    Ammenities:Clubhouse: Showers, Laundry facilities, Jacuzzi, Entertainment Room, Mini-Storage
    Electricity: Each slip is wired with 30 amp metered power and 220 V. is also available.
    Live-Aboards: Approximately 20% live-aboards. Utilities Available: Phone and water available for each slip.
  • Winslow Wharf Marina
    141 Parfitt Way SW
    Manager: David Lafav
    Monthly rates vary, contact Marina Manager.
    Utilities Available: Phone, Electric, Water, Showers, Laundry
  • Eagledale Moorings
    5842 Main Street NE (E of Eagle Harbor Marina)
    Manager: Richard Burke
    Monthly rates vary, contact Marina Manager. Covered moorage available.
  • Harbour Marina
    233 Parfitt Way SW
    Manager: Joycelyn Waite
    Monthly rates vary, contact Marina Manager.
    Utilities Available: Showers, Laundry, Recycling Center, free wifi
    Phone, Metered Electricity, Water & Garbage P/U are included in monthly rates.

Mom’s Groups & Activities for Younger Kids

Peacock Family Center is a a new “community of care under one roof” for children birth to six years and their caregivers.

KidiMu provides a destination for children and their caregivers to explore art, science, and culture through hands-on exhibits, daily art projects, cultural and scientific programming. They blur the line between learning and playing.

Battlepoint Park has a great playground and a nice running path. Also at Battle Point is the Open Gym at the Transmitter Building. A great indoor activity on wet days.

Bainbridge Island Library Story Time – check here for times and ages.

Ongoing Classes

Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation has a huge selection of classes for you and your kids.

Dance. You can do this through Parks and Rec, but there is also Bainbridge Ballet and Bainbridge Dance Center.

KidiMu – classes, workshops and just open play time.


Bainbridge Island Little League  – a large program including T-ball and Softball.

Lacrosse – boys and girls teams

Soccer starts in the fall, signups will be in early summer. You can either do this through Parks and Rec or Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer, which has recreational and select (year-round teams) options.

Swimming Lessons either at the Bainbridge Island Acquatic Center via Parks and Rec or private lessons.

Swim Team (Club) – Bainbridge Island Swim Club – the Bluefins

Sign up for a class at Bainbridge Island Martial Arts or Pacific Fusion Martial Arts.

Arts and Crafts

My kids love knitting classes with Dixie Moore, also via Parks and Rec or at Churchmouse Yarns and Tea in Downtown Winslow.

Art at Bainbridge Island Arts and Crafts – workshops, exhibits, special programs for kids.

Sewing classes are offered at Esther’s Fabrics or through Parks and Rec.

Theatre & History

Check out Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) – classes and performances.

Visit the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. Kids under 5 are free.  History classes are also offered through Parks and Rec and the public schools.


Island Fitness or Bainbridge Athletic Club both have group classes and BAC has childcare.

The Great Outdoors

IslandWood – for classes, free tours, camps, special events.

Become a member or just take a walking tour at Bloedel Reserve.

Pick a park or a trail and get outside.

Some local folks have plotted out bike routes along the island and those can be found on the link at Bikely.

Updated Dec. 2018.

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