How do you keep your tween son interested in a day hike? Turn it into a Zombie movie making experience. Heritage Park is a 443 acre park off of Miller Bay Road. Excellent for day hiking, lots of trails, and mountain biking. Oh and the occasional Zombie Satire video making.
In the near future the Earth is hit by a comet causing it to rotate faster and time to speed up… And in other news the planet is infested with zombies!
We had the opportunity to take a long walk at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island recently. The park is large, 90 acres with mainly open space with ponds, 1.5 mile paved walking trail, bike trail, well equipped children’s playground, soccer fields, softball fields, tennis courts, community garden, picnic and sitting areas, and of all things, a roller hockey court. We were able to watch them play and boy does that look like fun!! Continue reading A Walk At Battle Point Park On Bainbridge Island
The American Legion Park of Poulsbo Wa is located just off Front Street. It can also be accessed at the north end of the Boardwalk at the Liberty Bay Park on the waterfront.
This is a shot of the boardwalk connecting the two parks. It is a very safe boardwalk and perfectly maintained for accommodating baby strollers, toddlers, walkers of all ages, and even bicycles (except for the overcrowding factor).
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Access to the Wilderness Park Trail is across the street from North Kitsap High School on Caldart, or behind Viking Bank on Hwy. 305. This incredibly lovely 11.56 acre park is right in the heart of Poulsbo, but leaves behind concrete sidewalks and honking cars. It is a rugged dirt trail, a regular hiking trail, that makes good walking shoes or boots important. At this time of year please keep in mind the “mud” factor, because it definitely is a little sloggy.
I personally like to park at St. Olaf’s Church and walk across the little bridge toward the east to access the trail head. I believe I am just enchanted by this little bridge plus I enjoy the grassy walk before heading into the woods.
Immediately one is transported into a wonderful woods with the city left behind.
Dog Fish Creek flows alongside a lot of the trail and birds abound.
At several places small bridges have been placed over the creek..
This large tree was uprooted this winter in one of our wind storms. It does not impede upon the trail however, just adding more texture to this rich environment. Spring will be arriving soon and this park will burst forth with wild flowers and more birds, all for us to enjoy!
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.