Parks & Recreation


The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich 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.


It is the vision of the Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Department to be the heart of a healthy community through sustainable, safe, and diverse programs and open spaces, where all residents and visitors feel inspired to live, play, learn, and thrive.


Community Enrichment

We value our community and are committed to providing parks and programs that inspire, educate, and enhance the overall quality of life for our residents and visitors. Through personal interaction and social media, we will engage our community to ensure transparency, accountability, and collaboration.

Inclusiveness & Equity

We value inclusive parks and recreation programs. We respect and honor the diversity of people, ideas, and cultures. We welcome all residents and visitors regardless of age, ability, race, ethnicity, or income level by offering accessible parks and affordable programs.

Health & Wellness

We value the health and well-being of all who visit our parks and participate in our recreation programs. We will strive to maintain the highest quality of standards of safety, function, and beauty, to create a secure environment for all to enjoy.

Stewardship & Sustainability

We value our role as the guardians of the community’s open spaces and are dedicated to responsibly managing and caring for our natural, cultural, and physical resources for current and future generations.

Poulsbo Parks and Recreation typically 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 17 city parks totaling 133 acres and 6 miles of trails. Due to Covid 19 impacts, programs are limited at this time.

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.

We are currently open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. We are closed for lunch from 11:30 am-12:00 noon.

Our office hours are:

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm. Closed for lunch from 11:30 am-12:00 noon.

Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Closed for lunch from 11:30 am-12:00 noon.

We are also happy to serve you by calling 360.779.9898 or e-mailing parksrec@cityofpoulsbo.comcreate new email.

Click here for 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.

Facility Rentals
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 hereopens PDF file .

Volunteer Opportunities
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.

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 brochureopens PDF file . If you have any questions or want to discuss an idea, please call Parks and Recreation at 360-394-9774.

You can also give the gift of experience! It is a  perfect gift that can be redeemed at any time of the year! Life Experience is the best teacher.~David Letterman
Stop by Parks and Recreation or call to get a gift certificate for someone special!!

Changes in how we get information to you!

We are becoming more efficient in how we get information to you! We have halted the production of the paper versions of our Activity Guide and are no longer mailing them out. A pdf version is available by clicking on the Class & Activity Guide quick link to your right, and we are encouraging people to view our online catalog and register online. Please call us at 360-779-9898 or email us at parksrec@cityofpoulsbo.comcreate new email 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