City of Poulsbo, Washington

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 126 acres and 3.75 miles of trails. The recreation programs serve a wide area, including communities within the North Kitsap School District boundaries.

Current News & Events


Registration for Spiring/Summer 2015 Classes and Activities is underway. Click here to see a preview of the online version, or click the "Register Online" box below to register for programs!




Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Is Looking for Community Feedback for the Future!

An easy community survey is available!


The Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Commission and the Parks and Recreation Department is updating its Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan in 2015.  This plan is important because it helps guide the commission, city council, mayor and staff with improvements to parks, recreation programs and identify funding over the next 6 years.  It is important that community members have an opportunity to give feedback and help develop the plan. A Parks and Recreation Community Survey has been created to give people an easy way to give their views and help guide the Parks and Recreation Department into the future.


The survey will take about 7-10 minutes to complete, and will be open through April 8, 2015.  You can find the survey on the link below, beginning March 9:


Parks and Recreation Community Survey


If you have any questions or need a paper copy of the survey, please call Mary McCluskey at 360-394-9772 or



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 doing some bulk mailing of the brochure, we will also be 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


Please call ahead on inclement weather days.  If you call our main phone number - 360-779-9898 - and press "1" and then again "1", you will hear an updated message on building closures and program cancellations.  We can keep that message up to date, but the website cannot be kept up to date if there is no power.  Thank you!
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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.

City of Poulsbo Quick Links

Parks & Recreation Main Page
• Contact Parks & Recreation
• Class and Activity Brochure
• P&R classes, camps, activities and
  special events
• City Parks and Trails
• Facility Rentals
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Lodging Tax Grant Program
• Other Community Recreation
• New! Online Registration
• North Kitsap Regional Events Center:
  Master Plan 7/2006
• Sign Up for Our monthly E-newsletter!
• Poulsbo Parks and Recreation    
  activities video.
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