The Great Outdoors

IslandWood – for classes, free tours, camps, special events.

Become a member or just take a walking tour at Bloedel Reserve.

Pick a park or a trail and get outside.

Explore our road ends for waterfront access. 

Some local folks have plotted out bike routes along the island and those can be found exploring Strava.

There are two main parks on the island (formerly state parks):  Fort Ward and Fay Bainbridge ParkFort Ward has a boat launch and Fay Bainbridge has a playground and a campground.

Golf Courses

Wing Point Golf and Country Club – A private golf club – 811 Cherry Avenue

Meadowmeer Golf and Counrty Club – A public golf course – 8530 Renny Ln NE

Beach/Shoreline Access

You will learn a lot about little known access points is you follow this link and open the PDF’s.  There are maps and directions.  A handy guidebook to print out and keep in the car.  Many of these spots are not easy to find, but with the directions, you will discover some amazing sights. Beach/Shoreline Access Guidebook.

Boating Rental, Schools & Moorage

Overnight moorage and a boat launch is available through the City of Bainbridge Island, Pier at Eagle Harbor. Anchorage buoys are available at Fay Bainbridge Park.

Back of Beyond Boat Rental.

Bainbridge Island Rowing Club – crew club for ages 13 and up

Port Madison Yacht Club – club and popular sailing school

  • The Eagle Harbor Marina
    5834 Ward Street NE
    Manager: Dan Homick
    206-842-4003
    Rates vary – click here for more info
    Ammenities:Clubhouse: Showers, Laundry facilities, Jacuzzi, Entertainment Room, Mini-Storage
    Electricity: Each slip is wired with 30 amp metered power and 220 V. is also available.
    Live-Aboards: Approximately 20% live-aboards. Utilities Available: Phone and water available for each slip.
  • Winslow Wharf Marina
    141 Parfitt Way SW
    Manager: David Lafav
    206-842-4202
    Monthly rates vary, contact Marina Manager.
    Utilities Available: Phone, Electric, Water, Showers, Laundry
  • Eagledale Moorings
    5842 Main Street NE (E of Eagle Harbor Marina)
    Manager: Richard Burke
    206-842-7751
    Monthly rates vary, contact Marina Manager. Covered moorage available.
  • Harbour Marina
    233 Parfitt Way SW
    Manager: Joycelyn Waite
    206-842-6502
    Monthly rates vary, contact Marina Manager.
    Utilities Available: Showers, Laundry, Recycling Center, free wifi
    Phone, Metered Electricity, Water & Garbage P/U are included in monthly rates.

Preschool Aged Activities

Peacock Family Center is “community of care under one roof” for children birth to six years and their caregivers.

KidiMu provides a destination for children and their caregivers to explore art, science, and culture through hands-on exhibits, daily art projects, cultural and scientific programming. They blur the line between learning and playing.

Battlepoint Park has a great playground and a nice running path. Also at Battle Point is the Open Gym at the Transmitter Building. A great indoor activity on wet days.

Bainbridge Island Library Story Time – check here for times and ages.

Ongoing Classes

Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation has a HUGE selection of classes for you and your kids.

Dance. You can do this through Parks and Rec, but there is also Bainbridge Ballet and Bainbridge Dance Center.

KidiMu – classes, workshops and just open play time.

Recreational Team Sports

Bainbridge Island Little League  – a large program including baseball, T-ball and Softball

Gymnastics – this program is run through the Parks and Recreation Department and the classes are either at the Bainbridge High School Gymnastics Room or the Transmitter Building at Battle Point Park.

Lacrosse – boys and girls teams

Soccer starts in the fall, signups will be in early summer. You can either do this through Parks and Rec or Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer, which has recreational and select (year-round teams) options.

Swimming Lessons either at the Bainbridge Island Acquatic Center via Parks and Rec or private lessons.

Swim Team (Club) – Bainbridge Island Swim Club – the Bluefins

Sign up for a class at Bainbridge Island Martial Arts or Pacific Fusion Martial Arts.

Arts and Crafts

BARN, the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network.  A fabulous non-profit community center for artists and makers. No space for a wood shop at home, join the BARN. Classes are offered for woodworking, jewelry making, textiles, cooking and more. 

BIMA, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Discover contemporary arts and crafts of the Puget Sound. Free admission (donations appreciated) to wander and enjoy. Art classes, talks and revolving exhibits. A popular event space for auctions and parties. Also a wonderful bistro.

Various crafting class options via Parks and Rec including knitting, ceramics, writing, sewing, painting and more.

Art at Bainbridge Island Arts and Crafts – workshops, exhibits, special programs for kids.

Sewing and quilting classes are offered at Esther’s Fabrics or through Parks and Rec.

Theatre & History

Check out Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) – classes and performances.

Visit the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. Kids under 5 are free.  History classes are also offered through Parks and Rec and the public schools.

Gyms

Island Fitness or Bainbridge Athletic Club both have group classes and BAC has childcare and an outdoor pool

The island has several smaller yoga studios, Crossfit Gyms, small private trainer programs and a popular BarreCore Gym too.

Pools

The Bainbridge Aquatic Center is run by the Bainbridge Parks and Recreation Department and has two 25 yard indoor pools, hots tubs, a water slide, a lazy river pool, lockers and showers.  The aquatic center offers exercise classes, swim lessons, open lap swimming, a Master’s Swimming Program and a local swim team. Various payment options including a handy punch card system.

The Bainbridge Athletic Club has the newest outdoor pool on the island. The BAC is a family friendly athletic club and offers lessons, exercise classes, lap swimming, and open swim time.  Club membership required. 

The Pool at Pleasant Beach is a 25 yard outdoor pool located on the south end of the island in Lynwood Center, including a hot tub, adding pool, fitness canter, picnic/bbq area and food service.  The pool is open May to October and is monitored by a certified lifeguard.  The pool has open swimming times, lap swimming, lessons and a swim club. There is a one time joining fee and monthly fee. 

Wing Point County Club Outdoor Pool is available for Wing Point County Club Members.  Open seven days a week from 12-7pm for open swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day. The pool has a snack bar, and certified lifeguard on duty.  Wing Point County Club offers Social and Golfing Membership options.