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
Bench Sponsor Program 2017
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:
- Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park (14 new benches will be placed in front of Austin- Kvelstad Pavilion)
- Poulsbo Cemetery (8 new benches will be located at the city cemetery on Caldart Avenue)
- 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.
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.
Washington Stormwater Center has developed a series of Storymaps to illustratethe connections within a watershed, from businesses to homeowners to natural processes. These maps are intended to be used as education and outreach tools, to show the inhabitants of a watershed how they interact with the watershed—and how the watershed impacts them. There is a Kitsap map that includes Poulsbo and Poulsbo’s Fish Park! Click on the link to learn more!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
EXPLORE Poulsbo Parks – Activity Booklet
This activity booklet was created by local student Delaney Lehman, and is about exploring and getting to know Poulsbo parks. Delaney created and illustrated the booklet after seeing a similar project through the national parks, and because she enjoys visiting the parks. This activity booklet is for all ages. Please enjoy the activities as you visit Poulsbo’s parks!