County & City Parks: Most are open but playgrounds, dog parks, sports courts, shelters, and restrooms will remain closed until further notice. Check city government websites for details.
• Kitsap County Parks & Recreation • City of Poulsbo Parks & Recreation
• City of Bremerton Parks & Recreation • Bainbridge Island Metro Parks District
• City of Port Orchard • City of Gig Harbor
Recreational fishing, hunting, and boating activities are also open with restrictions. Find more details on the following websites.
• WA State Fish and WIldlife
• Recreational Boating Assoc. of WA
• Boating During COVID-19: Navigating Local Restrictions & Safe Social Distancing article by Discover Boating
NOTE: Large public gatherings and team sports are still not allowed and all visitors are required to continue following safe social distancing guidelines and other recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control. Any state parks, state public lands, hunting and fishing seasons, golf facilities, trails, and other public parks, public lands and trails may be closed at any time if there is reason to believe unsafe conditions exist or social distancing practices are not being adhered to. Note: Effective June 26, a statewide order requires individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces such as stores, offices and restaurants. The order also requires face coverings outdoors when you can't stay 6 feet apart from others. More info.
• Check what’s open. While many state-managed land destinations are open for day-use, other local, tribal, and federal land may still be closed.
• Opt for day trips close to home. Camping and overnight stays are not permitted.
• Stay with immediate household members only. Recreation with those outside of your household creates new avenues for virus transmission.
• Come prepared. Visitors may find reduced or limited restroom services as staff begin the process to reopen facilities at wildlife areas and water access sites. You are advised to bring your own soap, water, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper, as well as a mask or bandana to cover your nose and mouth.
• Enjoy the outdoors when healthy. If you have symptoms of fever, coughing, or shortness of breath, save your outdoor adventure for another day.
When you get there
• Avoid crowds. Be prepared to go somewhere else or come back another time if your destination looks crowded.
• Practice physical distancing. Keep six feet between you and those outside your immediate household. Launch one boat at a time to give others enough space to launch safely. Leave at least one parking space between your vehicle and the vehicle next to you. Trailer your boat in the same way.
• Wash your hands often. Keep up on personal hygiene and bring your own water, soap, and hand sanitizer with you.
• Pack out what you pack in. Take any garbage with you, including disposable gloves and masks.
Info provided by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Click here for updates.