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 133 acres and 6 miles of trails. The recreation programs serve a wide area, including communities within the North Kitsap School District boundaries.
Registration for Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Classes and Activities is underway. Click here to see the online version, or click the "Online Registration" selection on the right under "Quick Links."
Current News & Events
The Recreation Center will be closed to recognize the holidays on Thursday and Friday, November 24 & 25; and Mondays, December 26 and January 2. The Recreation Center will also be closed at 12:00 noon on Fridays, December 23 and 30. The rest of the weekdays will have regular hours.
Poulsbo Skate Park Committee Meeting
The Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Department is putting together a citizen’s committee for a new Skate Park in Poulsbo. This volunteer committee will create a park vision, identify possible sites, create a publicity brochure and discuss project timelines. The first meeting will be Monday, December 5, 6:00 pm in the Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers. If interested, please email Mary McCluskey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a preschool program for your 3 or 4 year old? There are a few openings for the Learn & Grow Preschool's 2016-2017 School Year.
Please stop by the Parks and Recreation Center at 19540 Front Street, to register your child in a fun and nurturing preschool program.
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 becoming more efficient
in how we get information to you!
While we will be bulk
mailing our brochure twice a year, as well as encouraging people to view
and register 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.
Poulsbo Lodging Tax Grant Program
Click here to learn more about the annual grant program for community events and organizations.