Gazzam Lake Park and Wildlife Preserve includes 444.6 acres of highly valued upland forests and wetlands in the southwest quadrant of Bainbridge Island and has an extensive trail system.
The initial 318 acres of this exceptional park was purchased by the citizens of Bainbridge Island after a special bond election in February 1995 and the winning of various state grants towards the purchase. It is the Island’s second largest area of undeveloped property. Recent additions to the Gazzam Lake Preserve include Open Space purchases of the 49 acre Peter’s and the 64 acre Close properties, and a the generous donation of and 8-acre parcel by David and Joyce Veterane.
Gazzam Lake, in the northwest part of the park, is a 13-acre freshwater wetland area that has remained substantially untouched by human development, thus providing scenic beauty and wildlife habitat for a variety of species.
A Gazzam Lake Advisory Committee, consisting of 22 interested citizens, was appointed by the Park Board in late 1995. The committee’s mission was to make recommendations to the Park Board concerning the Master Plan for Gazzam Lake Park.