Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park - Bench project


The City of Poulsbo is preparing to install 10 new benches in front of the Austin-Kvelstad Pavilion at the waterfront park.  The benches will be located along the top of the seating area, and most of the existing concrete posts will remain in place for additional seating. This work will be done by the end of April and just in time for upcoming special events including Viking Fest.



(Final bench placement and ADA access may change slightly)


Old Police Station Price Reduction

The City of Poulsbo announces a price reduction on the Old Police Station Property located at 367 NE Hostmark, in downtown Poulsbo. The original listing price was $1,050,000. The price has now been reduced to $950,000. The property is 24,829 square feet, with a listing price of $38.26 per square feet and contains a 3,800 square foot building with parking.

With this price reduction, the City of Poulsbo hopes to spur renewed interest in the property.
The property has panoramic views of Liberty Bay and Front Street, in the heart of downtown Poulsbo. It is located next to a main bus line and provides a quick walk to the Port of Poulsbo, downtown shopping and festivities at Muriel Iverson Williams Water Front Park.

For further information, please contact Mayor Erickson at 360-779-3901.

Velkommen til Poulsbo...Welcome!

Poulsbo's leaders are progressive and forward looking, and are conscientiously working to balance the needs of a growing 21st century city while maintaining the Scandinavian heritage that has earned Poulsbo the nickname "Little Norway".


Poulsbo, Washington, with a population of 9,775, is located in the northern part of Kitsap County and is 4.5 square miles in area. Liberty Bay, originally called Dog Fish Bay, and the majestic, snow-peaked Olympic Mountains to the west induced the Scandinavians to settle in Poulsbo because the area was so similar to the fjords of Norway.


Prior to Euro-American settlement, Poulsbo was in the heartland of the Suquamish People, who have lived in Puget Sound for thousands of years. Suquamish ancestors occupied villages and camps on the Liberty Bay shoreline over the past 5,000 years, hunted throughout the Poulsbo forests and floodplains, fished in bays and streams, and collected shellfish along the marine shoreline.


With the Scandinavians’ arrivals, Poulsbo was founded by Jorgen Eliason, from Fordefjord, Norway, when the primary method of travel was water. Supplies were brought the eighteen-mile trip from Seattle by rowboat and later by steamboat. Over a sixty-year period, the "mosquito fleet", comprised of more than a dozen steamboats, served Poulsbo and other locations along Liberty Bay and Puget Sound carrying passengers and freight to and from Poulsbo and delivering farmers' produce to Pike Place Market in Seattle.


Today Poulsbo is a thriving community with many amenities that attract tourists and encourage people to move to this area. With its picturesque downtown core of rosemaled storefronts and shopping areas at Poulsbo Village, along Viking Avenue, and in College Market Place, Poulsbo offers much to citizens and guests alike. These include several beautiful parks throughout the city, a boardwalk along Liberty Bay, the Valborg Oyen Public Library, three marinas, interesting gift shops, delicious bakeries, good schools including the Olympic College satellite campus, and panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.


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