Pritchard Park encompasses a fifty-acre site located on Eagle Harbor located across from the Seattle – Bainbridge Island ferry terminal in Winslow. This is a legacy park in the making, and is prominently positioned on Eagle Harbor’s southern shore. The site is notable for its varied topography, its many natural features—including nearly a mile of shoreline—and its backdrop of upland forests. There are unique vistas overlooking water, including a scenic expanse of downtown Seattle. Important also are the story-telling opportunities relating life and events for Native Americans; World War II Japanese Americans whose lives were the nation’s first to experience the effect of federal internment evacuation orders; as well as of stories of prior generations of creosote mill workers whose families once lived in the village at Creosote at this location. The park was purchased is phases beginning in 2004 and the community relied on federal, state, Open Space Bond funding and non-profit donation sources to make purchase. The park is co-owned on the western portion by BIMPRD and the City of Bainbridge, and owned entirely on the eastern half by the City of Bainbridge Island.
There are four portions to this park, two of which have important partnerships with state and federal agencies. Additionally, there are two entrances each with parking for approximately 12 vehicles, Eagle Harbor Drive NE between Taylor Av NE and west of Rockaway Beach Rd NE.
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Recommended Design for Pritchard Park
Appendix A: Public Comment
Appendix B: University of Washington Design Team Report
Appendix C: History of the Site
Appendix D: Update on the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial
Appendix E: Suquamish Tribe Comments
Appendix F: Dog/Camp/Boat Suggested Use Policies
Appendix G: Shoreline Restoration: Preliminary Feasibility Assessment
Appendix H: Shoreline Restoration Projects
Appendix I: Suggested Playground Elements
Appendix J: Recommendations for Invasive Weed Removal
Appendix K: Comments from Officials