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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 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.

Program Registration

Due to Covid 19 impacts, the list of available programs and classes has changed. Registration is available online by clicking the link to the right;  or by phone at 360.779.9898.

Inclement Weather

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.


Because the Recreation Center cannot open until Phase 3, Learn and Grow Preschool will not open in the Fall of 2020.

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 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 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

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.opens 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.