City of Poulsbo, Washington

Parks & Recreation > City Parks and Trails
Parks, recreational facilities and open space serve as vital parts of the community's character. Poulsbo has 14 city parks totaling 121.89 acres - about one-half of the acreage is developed while the rest is undeveloped or in open space designation. The city also has 3.75 linear miles of trails. The city has been active in park development in recent years, making sure that partnerships are used to enhance park projects and activities. Volunteerism and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources within the city has helped shape many city park projects


Advertisement for Bids:  Nelson Park Connector Trail

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Poulsbo, 19540 Front Street, upper level, Poulsbo, WA 98370, until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015, for construction of the Nelson Park Connector Trail, Contract No. 2015-02. Please note that the mailing address for proposals is 200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo, WA  98370.  No proposals will be accepted after the above-stated time. Immediately following the above-stated time, the proposals will be publicly opened and read.

The contract consists of work to be performed within 30 working days from April 1, 2015, and consists of furnishing all materials, equipment, tools, labor, and other work or items incidental therefor and as generally described as follows:

  1. Construct approximately 240-ft of 6-ft wide gravel trail and wood fence within the shoreline.
  2. Includes site clearing, grubbing and excavation.
  3. Erosion/water pollution control.
  4. Trail construction.
  5. Fence construction.
  6. Wheel Stop
  7. Landscaping..

The Engineer’s construction estimate for this project is $50,000.00.


Access to bidding information (plans, specifications, addenda, and Bidders List) is available through City of Poulsbo’s on-line plan room. Free-of-charge access is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to and clicking on “Posted Projects,” “Public Works,” and “City of Poulsbo.” This on-line plan room provides Bidders with fully usable online documents with the ability to: download, view, print, order full/partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources, and a free online digitizer/take-off tool. It is recommended that Bidders “Register” in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to place themselves on the “Self-Registered Bidders List.” Bidders that do not register will not be automatically notified of addenda and will need to periodically check the on‑line plan room for addenda issued on this project. Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at 425‑258-1303 should you require assistance.

If you don’t have access to the Web, you can make arrangements to pick up a set at the Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Department, 19540 Front Street, Poulsbo, WA 98370, 360‑394-9772, for a NON‑REFUNDABLE fee of $30.00. If you wish the bid documents mailed to you, add $8.00 to cover postage. Informational copies of any available maps, plans, specifications, and subsurface information are on file for inspection in the office of the Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Direction, 19540 Front Street, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in the form of a cash deposit, certified or cashier’s check, postal money order, or surety bond made payable to the City of Poulsbo, for a sum not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid, including sales tax. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory payment and performance bonds within the time stated in the Specifications, the bid deposit/bond shall be forfeited to the City of Poulsbo.

Published:      The North Kitsap Herald – February 20 and February 27, 2015

                       Daily Journal of Commerce – February 20 and February 27, 2015


CITY’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The City of Poulsbo reserves the right to reject any and all bids on any or all schedules or additives or to waive any informalities in the bidding and shall determine which bid or bidders is the most satisfactory and responsible bidder and shall be the sole judge thereof. The City retains the right to award the base bid and any combination of the additives found herein as determined to best fit the City’s needs and fiscal abilities.  No plea of mistake in the bid shall be available to the bidder for the recovery of his/her deposit or as a defense to any action based upon the neglect or refusal to execute a contract.


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.

Volunteer Opportunities at Poulsbo's Fish Park

Please join members of Poulsbo's Fish Park steering committee each month to do needed park tasks.  These stewardship activities add value to our community, both in commitment and matching time for state grants.  These events are great for the whole family, school groups or church groups, and are typically held the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1:00-4:00 pm at the park. If you would like to be added to the monthly notificaton about these opportunities, please send your email to:



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EXPLORE Poulsbo Parks - Activity Booklet

       This activity booklet was created by local student Delaney Lehman, and is about exploring and getting to know Poulsbo parks.  Delaney created and illustrated the booklet after seeing a similar project through the national parks, and because she enjoys visiting the parks. This activity booklet is for all ages.  Please enjoy the activities as you visit Poulsbo's parks!

Explore Poulsbo Activity Booklet and Activity Booklet answers.

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