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Parks & Recreation

The mission of the parks and recreation department is to promote 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.

Poulsbo Parks and Recreation currently 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 15 city parks totaling 133 acres and 6 miles of trails. The recreation programs serve a wide area, including communities within the North Kitsap School District boundaries.

Program Registration

The Spring-Summer 2020 Catalog has been mailed to zip codes 98370 and 98392; and in the Kingston Community News (March 2020 issue). Registration is available online or by phone at 360.779.9898.

Effective 03/16/2020 – the building is closed to the public. Staff is providing assistance by telephone at 360.779.9898 or email at


Suspension of Parks and Recreation Programs – effective 3-16-2020    Covid-19 Update

Poulsbo Parks and Recreation will be suspending all parks and recreation programs and facility rentals effective March 16, 2020. The Recreation Center will be closed to the public. During this closure, staff will continue serving by answering questions, addressing concerns, and registering people for future programs or facility rentals via phone from 8:00 am- 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday at 360-779-9898. You may also make an appointment with a staff member as necessary.

The Spring/Summer brochure has been mailed out. You are able to register for all programs online at or by calling us at 360-779-9898.

City parks remain open. Please maintain appropriate social distancing measures.

Thank you for your patience during these unusual times. Stay healthy and please give us a call with any questions.

Mary McCluskey, Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Director


Poulsbo City Hall Closing to the Public Effective March 23, 2020. Get updated City information by clicking here.


Inclement Weather

Winter weather issues may cause delays or cancellations of programs. We make every effort to send emails if this happens, but please feel free to call ahead if you have questions. Some days we may need to close early.


Learn and Grow Preschool is gearing up for registration for the 2020-2021 school year!

This is a great program for your 3 or 4 year old!

The preschool has occasional openings for the current school year. Please call 360-779-9898 for more information.


Please stop by the Parks and Recreation Center at 19540 Front Street, or call 360-779-9898 for more information.


Poulsbo Event and Recreation Center (PERC) – REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The City of Poulsbo invites Statements of Qualifications for project management services for a feasibility study related to the Poulsbo Events and Recreation Center (PERC). To view, please click here.

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.

Changes in how we get information to you!

We are becoming more efficient in how we get information to you! While we will be bulk mailing our brochure twice a year, as well as encouraging people to view 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! – Parks and Recreation staff


Please call ahead on inclement weather days. If you call our main phone number – 360-779-9898 – and press “1” and then again “1”, you will hear an updated message on building closures and program cancellations. We can keep that message up to date, but the website cannot be kept up to date if there is no power. Thank you!

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. Stop by to pick up a program brochure, learn how to register for a class or activity, or play a game of racquetball. Click here to link to 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.

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.