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Poulsbo’s Fish Park Development

Project Update   9-21-2020opens PDF file

Project Update 10-22-2020opens PDF file

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 2004 master plan for Phase 1opens PDF file .


Poulsbo’s Fish Park Phase IV Construction                    September-December 2020

Improvements on the north and east side of the park will begin September 1. The small parking lot on Bond Road and the trail leaving that parking lot will be closed. Please use the main Fish Park parking lot on Lindvig Way during construction.

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 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.

Below is a map of the project. If you have questions, please contact Mary McCluskey, Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Director  360.394.9772

mmccluskey@cityofpoulsbo.comcreate new email

Site plan for the 2020-2021 expansion


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 mmccluskey@cityofpoulsbo.comcreate new 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.