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Parks & Recreation City Parks & Trails

Parks, recreational facilities and open space serve as vital parts of the community’s character. Poulsbo has 15 city parks totaling 137 acres – about one-half of the acreage is developed while the rest is undeveloped or in open space designation. The city also has 5+ linear miles of trails. The city has been active in park development in recent years, making sure that partnerships are used to enhance park projects and activities. Volunteerism and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources within the city has helped shape many city park projects

City of Poulsbo Parks

View and print an easy-to-use map and guide to Poulsbo’s City Parks


Skate + Park Survey

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We’re starting off 2018 with a community crowd-sourcing of ideas for what we, as a community, would love to have included in the future park!

Partnering with the City of Poulsbo Parks Department and a cohort of this year’s Leadership Kitsap program, we’ve put together a survey as a way to gather and record your ideas, dreams, and visions and use the input as direction and inspiration for the concept development of the park!

From the beginning of this effort to build a new skatepark, we’ve aspired to do so in a way that is truly community oriented and to create a place that welcomes park users, families, spectators, and tourists.

We’re seeking ideas for how we could have a place where all ages are integrated together, where skatepark sports are mixed with environmental stewardship, and where art and local culture is showcased in the design and landscape of the park.

What else could be included in the park?

Bocce ball, outdoor ping pong, basketball hoops? Let’s dream it up and work towards that shared vision together!

Check out the article on the Kitsap Daily News:

Link to survey:

Take the survey / Share the survey / Spread the word!

Bench Sponsor Program 2018

The City is launching a new Bench Sponsor Program in 2017. These benches provide an opportunity to honor a friend, relative or organization through the purchase of the community bench with a personalized plaque that will be installed in one of three areas:

  1. Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park (14 new benches have been placed in front of Austin-Kvelstad Pavilion. There are 2 available!)
  2. Poulsbo Cemetery (8 new benches will be located at the city cemetery on Caldart Avenue. There are 4 available for sponsorship)
  3. Poulsbo Hillsides (located on different hills around the City)

Brochures on the bench project are located at the 2nd and 3rd floor information areas of Poulsbo City Hall; and at the Parks and Recreation building. You can also access the brochure by clicking here.

The Poulsbo Pump Track is OPEN!

The Poulsbo Pump Track is OPEN and ready for YOU!  Located at 20503 Little Valley Road in Poulsbo, the track is home to a variety of rolling hills, jumps and fun.  All age and ability levels from beginners to advanced will enjoy this track using a mountain, dirt, BMX or any other kind of non motorized bike you have. Pump tracks are compact looping trail systems made up of small dirt hills and curves. Once in the loop, bikers only have to pump their handlebars to maintain their momentum through the course. This is a free course, operated by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.


Poulsbo Skate Park Committee

The Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Department is working with a group of interested citizens to provide a new Skate Park in Poulsbo. The volunteers have discussed a park vision, looked at possible sites, have created a publicity brochure, and discussed project timelines. If you are interested in getting on the interest list, please email mary at your email address.

Poulsbo’s Park Recreation and Open Space Plan: 2016-2021

Per the Growth Management Act, the Park Recreation and Open Space Plan must be updated every six years to remain eligible for state and federal grants. The Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Commission, staff and residents spent most of 2015 working on this plan update. The plan was passed by the Poulsbo City Council January 13, 2016, and will be included in the City’s 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update. Click here to review the  2016-2021 PROS Plan.

Volunteer Opportunities at Poulsbo’s Fish Park

Please join members of Poulsbo’s Fish Park steering committee each month to do needed park tasks.  These stewardship activities add value to our community, both in commitment and matching time for state grants.  These events are great for the whole family, school groups or church groups, and are typically held the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1:00-4:00 pm at the park. If you would like to be added to the monthly notificaton about these opportunities, please send your email to:


2018 Dates:  

January 21

February 18

march 18

April 15

May 20

June 17 or 24

July 15

August 19

September 16

October 21

November 18

December 16

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.