Pritchard Park

Pritchard Park

47.61434,-122.510264



Pritchard Park is a 50-acre complex on Bainbridge Island, on the southern coast of Eagle Harbor. It was originally used as the site of a wood treatment plant, but is now a public park and the site of the Japanese American Internment Memorial. Explore this site and learn about the Park’s history as well as information on planning your trip to the Park.

The Park is a 50-acre complex with spaces diverse enough to fit a variety of interests. Walk or jog through the 17 acres of well-maintained, forested trails, or take a stroll down the beach overlooking Eagle Harbor. Careful, though: the trails can become very slippery in the winter. The waters of Eagle Harbor are safe for swimming, unless otherwise noted. Don’t forget to check out the Japanese American Internment Memorial, which is under various stages of construction. Watch for the 42 species of birds that have so far been spotted in the Park, or try to spot one of the estimated forty others that also call Pritchard Park their home. The Park also has over forty plant species ranging from a sequoia to native ferns and cedar trees. Clear views of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and the Cascades are visible on sunny days, and it is always possible to look through the fence and observe the wastewater treatment plant.

Although Pritchard Park is not an official off-leash dog park, because the area is so large it’s been a frequented area for dogs and their owners. Please be respectful of others on the beach, keep your leash handy and carry doody bags.

Directions to Pritchard Park

From the ferry terminal:
Drive west on Winslow Way until the four-way stop at Madison Avenue. Turn right at Madison Avenue and proceed up the hill. Turn left at the four-way stop on Wyatt Way. Follow Wyatt Way until Eagle Harbor Drive, a slight left just before the road goes uphill. Follow Eagle Harbor Drive until the Pritchard Park Access sign and turn left where the sign indicates to park.

From Lynwood Center:
Drive south on Pleasant Beach Drive towards Fort Ward. Continue on Oddfellows Road. When Oddfellows Road forks to the left, turn slightly right onto Blakely Avenue. Make a sharp left at Blakely Hill Road. Continue as it turns into Taylor Avenue. Turn left at Eagle Harbor Drive and turn right into the Pritchard Park parking lot.

From the north end of Bainbridge Island (305):
Take Highway 305 south toward the ferry terminal. Turn right at the light on Sportsman Club Road. Continue straight through the intersections with New Brooklyn Road and High School Road. Turn left at Finch Road. Turn right at Wyatt Way. Turn slightly left at Eagle Harbor Drive and follow the road until the Pritchard Park Access sign. Turn left where the sign indicates to park.

Additional Ways to Travel:
Biking or walking to Pritchard Park is easy – just follow the roads! Pritchard Park is a little more than 3.5 miles away from the ferry terminal in downtown Winslow. If you are coming from the ferry and don’t have access to a car, a taxi will happily take you there. You can catch one just outside the ferry terminal. If it’s a nice day and you’re feeling adventurous, go down to Waterfront Park and rent a kayak! It’s just a short paddle across the harbor to Pritchard Park, and you can pull your kayak right up to the beach. There is no space for motorboats to dock at Pritchard Park, and anchoring is prohibited.


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Beaches, Dog Parks, Parks

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