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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.

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.

Our office hours are:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm. Closed for lunch daily from 11 am-12 pm.

Saturday, 9:30 am-1:30 pm.

We are also happy to serve you by calling 360.779.9898 or e-mailing

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 here.
The City of Poulsbo is upgrading these two community signboards for ease of use, improved safety, and necessary repairs. Beginning in June 2024, must meet the following requirements: Click here.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Is your business or organization looking for an opportunity to market to active, health-conscious people who love the outdoors? Our special events and programs have a wide range of sponsorship and advertising opportunities to help you reach your target audience. We are always looking for ways for community groups to get involved. Ask about opportunities to provide goods or services at this event! Connect with our Special Events Coordinator, Lin Hino ( Review our 2024 Calendar and how to be a sponsor by clicking here.

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 brochure. 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 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! – Your Parks & Recreation Staff.

Interested in teaching a class through Poulsbo Parks and Recreation?

We know that there are many talented people in the community who might be interested in teaching classes through Poulsbo Parks and Recreation.  You don’t need to be a certified teacher, but do need to have the interest and desire to teach others.  Whether it be a foreign language, arts & crafts class, gardening, cooking or youth program, we’d like to hear from you!  Please fill out the course proposal form and e-mail it to, or mail it in to the address on the form, and one of the recreation programmers will get in touch with you.

Interested in working for Poulsbo Parks and Recreation?

Poulsbo Parks and Recreation occasionally needs instructors and assistant instructors for programs, as well as recreation aides for monitoring gyms, basketball referees, and on-call administrative support staff at our front desk. If you are interested, please fill out the application below and return it to

City of Poulsbo Employment Application – Fillable