The Kitsap County Parks around Kingston are in need of volunteers to help with maintenance as funding is low for those type of projects. A little help from everyone can go a long way and most likely we have all enjoyed one or more of them.
One of my favorite places in Kingston is Kola Kola Park. It is an active park because the old school houses the Kingston Coop Preschool, and nothing gives life to a place like young children! Continue reading Kitsap County Parks Need Help With Maintainence – Can You Do A Little?
The new Village Green Community Park in Kingston WA is truly a work in progress. It is a wonderful space to play with the children or dogs, or just to do a little sunbathing or walking and looking at what used to be an old Kingston farm.
The park is located on what was a reclaimed waste water treatment site and Navy housing site. Future plans include ball fields, walking paths, and a new community center housing a library, senior center, and meeting rooms.
This is the rare 100 year old Camperdown Scotch Elm Tree that was part of the old farm. Since the tree cannot self reproduce it needs to be protected. It was adopted by the Kingston Garden Club, and hopefully will have a new sign soon to help assure it continues to thrive.
Right next door to the new and developing park are the Kingston Tennis Courts. They are busy courts and in good weather almost always have a game being played on them at any time of day.
Right around the corner is the skateboard park, and that is definitely busy all the time.
The Clear Creek Trail, which is almost 5 miles long, winds through the heart of Silverdale. My favorite part of the trail begins at the Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park on Silverdale Way. Just in case you are not familiar with the park it is easily recognized by being the “skateboard park”. Just park and follow the signs shown above. Most likely there will be other walkers leading the way. It is truly an enjoyable outing for all ages and dogs are welcome if leashed, but you must carry and use your doggie bags (which are provided). It is also quite a popular bike trail.
The Clear Creek Bike/Pedestrian Trail is a 1.4 mile long, approximately 10 foot wide paved trail winding through open space next to Hwy SR3. This will be your goal after leaving the parking lot shown in the first photo.
At this point we took one of the side trails which heads for the wetlands and the boardwalk. This walk is enjoyable year around. I have walked there in all the seasons and am impressed every single time. Even in the winter it is exquisite with snow on the grasses, birds everywhere, more solitary peacefulness, and an occasional coyote. It is truly a wonderful contribution provided by the Clear Creek Task Force.