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Poulsbo’s Fish Park Development

Poulsbo’s Fish Park is a nature park in an urban setting. This project began in 2002 with the purchase of 13 acres. The ongoing development has been successful using city dollars, state and federal grants, property donations, various service clubs, and extensive volunteer support. The Poulsbo Fish Park citizen steering committee continue to plan and fundraise for future park development. Opportunities on this 40-acre nature park includes public access trails and boardwalk, interpretive areas, and wildlife viewing along the estuary. Click here to see the original master plan for Phase 1 and the site plan for the 2020-2021 expansion

Poulsbo’s Fish Park is a site on the annual Salmon Tours. The 2019 date is Saturday, November 9 from 11am-3pm. For more information and other possible viewing dates please visit Kitsap Salmon Tours.

Poulsbo’s Fish Park – Part Virtual Open House and Part On-Site Open House        June 2020

Traffic Flow During Construction – Poulsbo’s Fish Park  Summer-Fall 2020

TO:           Property Owners, Business Owners, Bond Rd. residents and City residents

The City of Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to give you an early look at park upgrades that will be happening in late Summer-Fall 2020 at Poulsbo’s Fish Park – your local neighborhood nature park. All of these improvements will be on the Bond Rd. or east side of the park.

The project will include:

  • Renovating the existing parking area on Bond Road for 12 cars
  • Adding 228 lf of 6’ wide boardwalk leading from the parking lot west and into the park
  • Building 560 lf of 6’ wide sidewalk along the west side of Bond Road to the city owned shoreline parcel known as the Lord Property
  • Constructing another 200 lf of 6’ wide boardwalk from the south sidewalk connection onto the Lord Property
  • Clean up and improvements on the Lord Property including split rail fencing and pathway
  • Two viewing platforms (built by volunteers)
  • Invasive removal at the renovated lot and the Lord Parcel
  • Seeding by contractor and mitigation plantings (mostly by volunteers) at the parking lot and Lord Property

The purpose of this letter is to let you know that most of the work will be done “inside” the park, except for the sidewalk along the west side of Bond Road. That work will need to be done next to the road. The work will include 560 lineal feet of 6’ sidewalk, a 2’ vegetative buffer between the road and the sidewalk, traffic curb and gutter, and protective fencing on the west side of the sidewalk.

The traffic control plan will require that there always be 2-way traffic during the day. The middle turn lane will be used as a travel lane when needed. For the segment of Bond where there are not three lanes (to the south towards the head of Liberty Bay), the contractor will have to work at night during allowable hours: 9pm-6am.

City staff will be holding an Open House at Poulsbo’s Fish Park eastside parking lot at 20783 Bond Rd NE on Thursday, June 11, from 5:30-6:30 pm to get feedback from the property and business owners and the public on any concerns you might have with this work. We want to be able to answer your questions in advance. The night work request will need to go to the City Council for consideration.

Below is a map of the project. We hope that you find this work as exciting as we do! For more information or to give input prior to the meeting, please contact:  Mary McCluskey, Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Director  360.394.9772


2020 Volunteer Opportunities

**Work parties are temporarily suspended due to Covid 19. Please check back on this page in June**

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, and are held the 3rd Sunday of each month (*with some exceptions) from 1:00-4:00 pm at the park. If you would like to be added to the monthly email notification list, please email

Fish Park annual reports

The City of Poulsbo continues to make improvements in a variety of city parks. During 2020, new amenities will be found in:

Poulsbo’s Fish Park – a variety of improvements including trails, a log climbing structure, parking on Bond Rd, platforms and signage

North Kitsap Regional Event Center

The North Kitsap Regional Events Center master plan provides a long term vision that will improve the quality of life for people within the North Kitsap School District boundaries (including the communities of Poulsbo, Hansville, Keyport, Indiannola, Kingston and Port Gamble) and those living on Bainbridge Island. The Events Center will be an easily reached, identifiable community focal point where people gather to socialize, participate in cultural activities and recreate. It will also accommodate regional sports tournaments.

To view a copy of the Interlocal Agreement between partners, click here.