Strawberry Plant Park is a 4-acre public waterfront park on Bainbridge Island.
Strawberry Plant Park History: Strawberry farming was a mainstay for many first and second-generation Japanese, who began migrating to Bainbridge in 1889. The strawberry cannery, at cannery cove, was built by the Winslow Berry Growers Association, a cooperative of Japanese-American farmers. At it’s peak during the Depression, 500 – 55 gallon barrels a day of select Marshall strawberries were produced. Vessels barged the barrels of sugared berries to Seattle, where they were shipped world wide. The Bainbridge Island City Council approved the acquisition of the Strawberry Plan property on November 10, 2004.
Strawberry Plant Park Terrain: Low- and no-bank, gradually sloped, muddy beach on low tide.
Strawberry Plant Park Views: Eagle Harbor.
Strawberry Plant Park Activities: Non-motorized boat launch, walking path provides direct water access, bermed meadow for picnicking and other recreation with an 80-foot wide view corridor, rock-stacking.
Strawberry Plant Park Amenities: The harbor, nature.
Strawberry Plant Park Parking: Parking lot accommodates approximately 10 cars. Additional parking along Shepard Drive NW.
Directions to Strawberry Plant Park:
From downtown Winslow
1. Head south on WA-305 S toward Winslow Way E
2. Take the 1st right onto Winslow Way E for 0.3 mi
3. Turn right onto Madison Ave N for 0.3 mi
4. Take the 1st left onto Wyatt Way NW for 0.5 mi
5. Turn left onto Weaver Rd NW for 0.2 mi
6. Drive straight into park for 0.1 mi