Parks & Recreation
The mission of the parks and recreation department is to promote the quality of life by serving the community's needs for quality and affordable educational and recreational programs, parks and services to all residents and visitors.
Poulsbo Parks and Recreation currently offers a full range of classes, activities, sports programs, and camps for all ages; rents out facilities at city parks and at the recreation center; and manages 15 city parks totaling 126 acres and 3.75 miles of trails. The recreation programs serve a wide area, including communities within the North Kitsap School District boundaries.
Current News & Events
The 2013 Spring-Summer Class and Activity Guide is available online!
Click here for the most recent newsletter update!!
Information on the Viking Fest Road Race - Saturday, May 18, 2013
2013 Viking Fest Road Race results
5 mile Divisional Winners
1 mile Divisional Winners
Thank you Kitsap Physical Therapy and Maxx Nutrition, for your finish line support of the runners, and thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers, including Tuna Graphics, Kitsap Sun, CenturyLink, Poulsbo Fire and Police, Jerry Cooper (half way water stop!) and West Sound Cycling! Hope to see you all at the 2014 event!
Learn and Grow Preschool
Registration for the 2013-2014 Learn and Grow School Year is ongoing. There are still spaces available in Tweeners and Tots classes. The Pre-K programs are currently full, but waiting lists are being formed.
Click here or stop by to visit the school and see what the fun is all about!
City of Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Gifts and Donations
If you enjoy visiting Poulsbo's beautiful parks or take part in some of the recreational activities and special events that are hosted in Poulsbo each year, you now have a new way to become involved from the ground level. The Parks and Recreation Gifts and Donations brochure gives you ideas about contributing time, money or supplies. You can do this as an individual, family, business, service organization, or community group, and know that you are helping Poulsbo stay beautiful and vibrant. Click here to view the brochure. If you have any questions or want to discuss an idea, please call Mary McCluskey at 360-394-9772.
Changes in how we get information to you!
We are trying to be more efficient
in how we get information to you!
While we will be doing some bulk
mailing of the brochure, we will
also be encouraging people to view
it online. Please call us at
360-779-9898 or email us at
to be sure you’re on our email
notification list. We won’t clutter
your inbox – we plan on a monthly
email reminding you of upcoming
programs or that the next brochure
is available. Thank you for your support! - Parks and Recreation staff
Please call ahead on inclement weather days. If you call our main phone number - 360-779-9898 - and press "1" and then again "1", you will hear an updated message on building closures and program cancellations. We can keep that message up to date, but the website cannot be kept up to date if there is no power. Thank you!
Parks and Recreation Services
Recreation programs, classes, activities and special events
Poulsbo Parks and Recreation offices are located at 19540 Front Street, just one block north of Martha and Mary Health Care Center. Stop by to pick up a program brochure, learn how to register for a class or activity, or play a game of racquetball. Click here to link to the current parks and recreation class and activity guide.
City Parks and Trails
A guide to city parks and trails within the City of Poulsbo. Click here for a map and park descriptions.
Click here to see city owned facilities to rent, including Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park gazebo, picnic shelters at Raab Park and Nelson Park, and rooms at the Recreation Center.
Community Sign Board Reservations
Information about reserving space to advertise a community event or celebration at one of two sign board sites in Poulsbo. Click here.
Learn about volunteer opportunities in the parks and recreation department by clicking here.
Hotel-Motel Lodging Tax Grant Program
Click here to learn more about the annual grant program for community events and organizations.