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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.

Call for Bids     Poulsbo’s Fish Park Phase IV   #CN2020-04

Call for Bids CN2020-04 06-2020    Due 10:00 am, July 6, 2020

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Program Registration

The Spring-Summer 2020 Catalog was mailed to zip codes 98370 and 98392 in March; and in the Kingston Community News (March 2020 issue). Due to the Covid 19 impacts, the list of classes has changed, and a new catalog will be emailed to participants once Kitsap County goes into Phase 3. Registration is available online or by phone at 360.779.9898.


June 26, 2020

Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Update

In recognition of the Governor’s Stay Safe Stay Healthy proclamation, Poulsbo Parks and Recreation remains closed until additional information is available. Staff has continued serving the public by answering phone calls, 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 or at

Parks and Recreation staff members are preparing the building for the eventual re-opening of the Recreation Center and future programs, estimated to be in Phase 3 or late June. Each planned program has been reviewed to determine if they can be done safely while respecting social distancing. New protocols will be in place prior to opening of the Center or programs. Click here to read What To Expect When Recreation Programs Resume at Poulsbo Parks and Recreation

The Spring/Summer brochure was mailed out March 16, but we will be putting out an updated, online version once we go into Phase 3. We have cancelled all facility rentals at the Recreation Center and have talked with everyone who has rented the park picnic shelters until Phase 3.

City parks and trails remain open. Restrooms at the parks have re-opened. Signs are posted at all city parks that say “Maintain 6’ social distancing”.

The Parks and Recreation staff looks forward to hosting programs and events for our community in the future!  There are a variety of ways to keep in touch with us:

City of Poulsbo Parks and Recreation website:

and register using this link:

Questions about facility rentals can be sent to:  or by calling 360.779.9898.

Mary McCluskey, Director

Poulsbo Parks and Recreation



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.


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.

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

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.